Luke Goddard

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Decadal predictions have a high profile in the climate science community and beyond, yet very little is known about their skill. Nor is there any agreed protocol for estimating their skill. This paper proposes a sound and coordinated framework for verification of decadal hindcast experiments. The framework is illustrated for decadal hindcasts tailored to(More)
The question of whether the use of a teaching strategy employing simulation influences attitudes toward disabled persons over time was addressed in this quasi-experimental intervention study. The experimental group participated in "Sensitivity Day" which incorporated a simulation activity. A total of 77 undergraduate baccalaureate nursing students completed(More)
classroom use is granted without fee provided that copies are not made or distributed for commercial advantage and that copies bear this notice and the full citation on the first page. Copyrights for third-party components of this work must be honored. For all other uses, contact the Owner/Author. Figure 1: Closeup of Neill Blomkamp's Elysium. c 2013 CTMG.(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this paper is to determine potentially modifiable factors associated with the high proportion of patients who are readmitted to adolescent psychiatric units. METHOD The case notes of 112 adolescents admitted over 1 year to an acute adolescent psychiatry unit were reviewed. Socio-demographic and clinical variables were compared between(More)
This case study explored literature on nursing care of the head-injured patient and identified outcomes of a head-injured patient in regard to nutritional status, skin breakdown and infection. Literature review revealed head-injured patients experience a hypermetabolism requiring increased nutritional support. Patient outcomes included mild skin breakdown,(More)
Spinal cord injury may have a profound effect on the patient's sexuality. In order to maximize the patient's potential, concern and support from health care professionals is needed. This article reviews normal sexual function and changes occurring following spinal cord injury. The PLISSIT model is described and is used to describe nursing interventions(More)
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