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Could I? Should I? Expanding Your Nursing Practice to the Legal Arena as a Life Care Planner
During this presentation, we will review the decision-making process and care planning roles of a nurse and how these roles and processes can be expanded to address the full lifetime of an injured or ill individual.
Why should you attend: Life care planners are needed in a variety of settings. They work with individuals and families to help insure adequate resources are available for long term care and medical treatment. They can work with attorneys to help determine the cost of future medical care in legal cases. They can assist insurance companies to more closely estimate the future cost of a claim, and help determine amounts that should be set-aside to pay for future personal and medical care that would otherwise be the responsibility of Medicare.
Areas Covered in the Session:
What is a Life Care Plan?
Who can be a Life Care Planner?
Nurse decision-making and the care planning process
State licensure, Nurse practice acts, and credibility
Training to be a Life Care Planner
Availability of mentoring
Who Will Benefit:
Students in Nursing Programs
Shelly Kinney, MSN, RN, CNLCP, CCM Shelly Kinney is a Master’s prepared nurse residing in Ralston (Omaha), Nebraska. She is certified in both Case Management and Nurse Life Care Planning and has been in the rehabilitation field for the past 16 years. Ms. Kinney’s healthcare background includes work in critical care, acute medical rehabilitation, post-acute brain injury rehabilitation, women’s health and case management in hospital-based and worker’s compensation settings.
She has experience in both military and civilian healthcare and in the health insurance industry. A life care planner for more than six years, she works with injured individuals of all ages and nationwide. Ms. Kinney has special expertise planning for the long term needs of individuals with brain injury or chronic pain.