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? There are multiple answers. Through research we can improve the process, raise standards, help to answer ethical questions and resolve ethical dilemmas. Perhaps most importantly we protect the patient’s access to life enhancing care through this very useful case management tool. Read the entire article on the Foundation for Life Care Planning Research site, please click here.