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A Physicians Guide to Life Care Planning:
Tenets, Methods and Best Practices for Physician Life Care Planners

This milestone contribution to the discipline of life care planning is intended to provide physicians a strong theoretical and conceptual framework upon which to rely when life care planning, as well as a common language to help physician life care planners articulate, compartmentalize, and contextualize key life care planning concepts.

In addition, this text is intended to serve as an ongoing, subject-specific resource to aid physicians in producing comprehensive, well-formulated life care plans.

Part 1, the Primer, is a physician-oriented, theoretical introduction to the life care planning tenets and methods advocated by the American Academy of Physician Life Care Planners.

Part 2, the Field Manual, is a physician’s practical guide to life care planning, in accordance with the tenets, methods, and best practices advocated by the American Academy of Physician Life Care Planners.

154 pages
American Academy of Physician Life Care Planners
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Product Dimensions:
9 x 6 x .5 Inches
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Intended Audience

This book is intended for:

  • Physician life care planners in their day-to-day life care planning activities
  • Physician life care planners preparing for the Certified Physician Life Care Planner (CPLCP™) Examination
  • Non-physician life care planners interested in advanced life care planning methods and practices.
  • Anyone wishing to become more knowledgeable about the discipline of life care planning


3 Introduction
5 About the American Academy of Physician Life Care Planners
Part 1
A Primer to Life Care Planning
13 Life Care Planning and Life Care Plans
14 Imperatives of Life Care Planning
21 Foundation, Superstructure, and Mechanics
39 Other Important Concepts
45 Life Care Planning Imperatives Inventory
Part 2
A Field Manual for Life Care Planning
51 Section 1: Overview
58 Section 2: Summary of Records
66 Section 3: Interview and Examination
87 Section 4: Central Opinions
94 Section 5: Future Medical Requirements
101 Section 6: Cost Analysis
106 Section 7: Cost/Vendor Survey
111 Section 8: Citations and References
113 Section 9: Exhibits
116 Appendix I: Probable Duration of Care: A Physician’s Approach
128 Appendix II: Cost Analysis Fundamentals
146 Appendix III: Cost/Vendor Survey Fundamentals
153 Index of Figures

Authors and Contributors

  • Robert Cooper, MD, FAAPMR
  • Todd Cowen, MD, FAAPMR, CLCP, CPLCP
  • William L Davenport, CHFP, CSFA, MBA Finance
  • Jack Denver, MD, FAAPMR
  • Benton Giap, MD, MBA, FAAPMR
  • Joe G. Gonzales MD, FAAPMR, CLCP, CPLCP
  • Chris Janssen, MD, FAAPMR, CLCP
  • Christopher Leber, MD, FAAPMR
  • Lawrence Lievense, FHFMA, FACMPE, FHIAS
  • Sasha Iversen, DO, FAOPMR, CLCP
  • Jason Marchetti, MD, FAAPMR
  • Angel Roman, MD, FAAPMR, CLCP, CPLCP
  • Doug Wayne, MD, FAAPMR, CLCP, CPLCP
  • Andrea Zotovas, MD, FAAPMR

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