4th Edition

Life Care Planning and Case Management Handbook

Edited By Roger O. Weed, Debra E. Berens Copyright 2019
    968 Pages
    by Routledge

    968 Pages
    by Routledge

    Life care planning is an advanced collaborative case management specialty practice focused on assessing, evaluating, coordinating, consulting, planning for, and monitoring necessary services for individuals with complex medical care needs over their lifetime. This handbook provides a comprehensive resource for all people involved with catastrophic impairments and chronic medical care case management.

    The Life Care Planning and Case Management Handbook, Fourth Edition, begins by defining the roles played by each of the key team members working with the life care planner. It provides planners with insights critical to successful interactions with medical and health care–related professionals as well as the team members they are most likely to encounter as they work to build an accurate and reliable life care plan. Next, the text offers up-to-date information on the medical conditions most frequently encountered by the life care planner. The contributors, who are recognized experts in their disciplines, also address issues in forensic settings, ethics, standards, research, and credentials.

    The fourth edition includes numerous chapters on general issues, as well as updated standards of practice from the International Academy of Life Care Planners (IALCP), Life Care Planning Consensus Statements, and valuable step-by-step charts and checklists.

    Completely updated and expanded, this revised handbook now includes new chapters on multicultural considerations in life care planning, admissibility of life care plans in U.S. courts, and Canadian life care planning practice. Additionally, infused in other chapters, is new information on medical coding and costing for life care planners, life care planning in non-litigated contexts, as well as research and education within life care planning.



    Chapter 1. Life Care Planning: Past, Present, and Future

    Chapter 2. The Role of the Physiatrist in Life Care Planning

    Chapter 3. The Role of the Rehabilitation Nurse Case Manager in Life Care Planning

    Chapter 4. The Role of the Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor in Life Care Planning

    Chapter 5. The Role of the Psychologist in Life Care Planning

    Chapter 6. The Role of the Neuropsychologist in Life Care Planning

    Chapter 7. The Role of the Occupational Therapist in Life Care Planning

    Chapter 8. The Role of the Physical Therapist in Life Care Planning

    Chapter 9. The Role of the SLP and Assistive Technology in Life Care Planning

    Chapter 10. The Role of the Audiologist in Life Care Planning

    Chapter 11. The Role of the Economist in Life Care Planning


    Chapter 12. Life Care Planning for the Amputee

    Chapter 13. Life Care Planning for Acquired Brain Injury

    Chapter 14. Life Care Planning for the Burn Patient

    Chapter 15. Life Care Planning for Depressive Disorders, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, and Schizophrenia

    Chapter 16. Life Care Planning for People with Chronic Pain

    Chapter 17. Life Care Planning for Spinal Cord Injury

    Chapter 18. Life Care Planning for Organ Transplantation

    Chapter 19. Life Care Planning for the Visually Impaired

    Chapter 20. Elder Care Management Life Care Planning Principles


    Chapter 21. Forensic Issues for Life Care Planners

    Chapter 22. A Personal Perspective of Life Care Planning

    Chapter 23. A Plaintiff’s Attorney’s Perspective on Life Care Planning

    Chapter 24. A Defense Attorney’s Perspective on Life Care Planning

    Chapter 25. Life Care Planning and the Elder Law Attorney

    Chapter 26. Day-in-the-Life Video Production in Life Care Planning

    Chapter 27. Ethical Issues for the Life Care Planner


    Chapter 28. Reliability of Life Care Plans: A Comparison of Original and Updated Plans

    Chapter 29. Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA): From Case Law to Case Management and Life Care Planning Practice

    Chapter 30. Life Care Planning Resources

    Chapter 31. Medical Equipment Choices and the Role of the Rehab Equipment Specialist in Life Care Planning

    Chapter 32. Home Assessment in Life Care Planning

    Chapter 33. Vehicle Modifications: Useful Considerations for Life Care Planners

    Chapter 34. Credentialing and Other Issues in Life Care Planning

    Chapter 35. Admissibility Considerations in Life Care Planning

    Chapter 36. Cultural Considerations for Life Care Planning

    Chapter 37. Life Care Planning in Canada





    Roger Weed, Professor Emeritus, is retired as professor and graduate rehabilitation counseling coordinator at Georgia State University. He also held doctoral student graduate faculty status in Counseling Psychology as well as Counselor Education and Practice doctoral programs.

    Debra E. Berens maintains a nationwide consulting practice specializing in life care planning for children and adults with catastrophic injuries, disabilities, or chronic medical conditions since 1989. She also is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling graduate program at Georgia State University.