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Webinar: Managing Challenges in Practice: Core Competency of Critical Thinking

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As life care planners transition from classroom content to real-world experience, there are many instances where actual practice deviates from what was taught. There are nuances to how situations are structured and how the choices for decision-making expand beyond what the new life care planner learned was the “right” way. This session will focus on how life care planners structure their personal framework for decision-making to ensure consistency and integrity. Critical thinking skills aid the life care planner in firming up a framework and using it as a benchmark to develop the life care plan. Actual examples will be used and participants will have the opportunity to practice skills during the session.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

1. Understand the basic elements of critical thinking
2. Examine how concepts of critical thinking are applied to life care planning dilemmas  
3. Demonstrate application of critical thinking skills to common dilemmas encountered in life care planning


  • Karen Preston, PHN, MS, CRRN, FIALCP, FARN

    Karen Preston, PHN, MS, CRRN, FIALCP, FARN is a rehabilitation nurse who has worked in inpatient and community settings. Currently owner of a consulting company providing case management and med-legal services, she is active in teaching, writing, and mentoring.

    Owner of RNS HealthCare Consultants, a consulting company providing case management, life care planning, education, and consulting services. Past-President of the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses. Past-Chairperson of the International Academy of Life Care Planners. Chairperson of Standards of Practice Revision Committee 3rd edition (2013 – 2015). Chairperson of Standards of Practice Revision Committee 4th edition (2020 – until finished).

  • Dana Penilton, RN, BSN, CCM, CLCP

    Dana Penilton, RN, BSN, CCM, CLCP is a registered nurse with a Bachelor of Science degree from Oregon Health and Sciences University in Portland, Oregon. She is a certified life care planner and board-certified case manager. Ms. Penilton is owner-president of an independent nurse consultation firm since 1997 focusing on providing catastrophic case management and provision of life care plans for adult and pediatric survivors of diagnoses including spinal cord injury, brain injury, burn injury, amputation, multiple trauma, birth injuries and survivors of physical/sexual assault and abuse. Ms. Penilton currently serves as International Association of Rehabilitation Professionals-Life Care Planning (IARP-LCP) Section Member-at-Large, participates on the annual International Symposium of Life Care Planning speaker committee and the International Academy of Life Care Planners (IALCP) Summit planning committee. Ms. Penilton also serves on Board of Brain Injury Connections-Northwest as an advisory board member.

September 14, 2021
Tue 1:00 PM CDT

Duration 1H 0M

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