Life care planning has become a buzz word in the rehabilitation field as it has become recognized as an effective method for managing care and predicting future care costs. As this industry evolves, professionals need to be aware of existing standards of practice. The Life Care Planning and Case Management Handbook is a definitive book covering planning and management of life care from virtually every perspective. The initial chapters view the process of life care from the role of physiatrist, nurse case manager, vocational counselor, psychologist, neuropsychologist, and occupational, physical, audiologist, and speech/language therapists. The subject is then covered from the aspect of the condition, from amputation to brain injury, burns, chronic pain, HIV/AIDS, spinal cord injury, and transplantation. Economics and legal issues are addressed and the book concludes with practical certification information, added resources, case examples, and checklists.