About Us


The Foundation for Life Care Planning Research is associated with the Medical College of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University, Georgia State University and the University of Florida. The Foundation was established as a nonprofit research group, with a primary focus on life care planning validation studies and rehabilitation research. Working with several state universities, private practitioners, university academics and doctoral students, the Foundation has successfully initiated several research projects and supervises several doctoral students in the completion of their dissertation work. Current doctoral dissertation students represent The Ohio State University, Georgia State University, University of Florida and Barry University.


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Reliability and Validity for Life Care Planners - Why are we, as clinical practitioners, interested in research aimed at validating the process of life care planning?

Reading and Interpreting Life Care Planning Literature - The professional should be prepared to critically evaluate a study reported in the literature and apply that new knowledge to their professional practice and future investigative endeavors.

Ethics in Research - As practitioners and researchers, we have a responsibility to protect the research subject from potential harms . . .

Introduction to Evidence-based Practice - The practice of evidence-based medicine means integrating individual clinical expertise with the best available external clinical evidence from systematic research.

Locating Practice Guidelines - When seeking clinical practice guidelines specific to the patient with whom you are working, you may begin your search in the following ways:

Sources of Research Information - There are numerous resources available to life care planners, but professionas need to know where information exists . . .