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Although self‐harm is most common in younger people in Britain, the risk of suicide subsequent to an initial act of self‐harm is considerably greater in older age groups…
Although self‐harm is most common in younger people in Britain, the risk of suicide subsequent to an initial act of self‐harm is considerably greater in older age groups. Four characteristics have been shown to be associated with increased vulnerability in older people who self‐harm: increased suicidal intent, physical illness, mental illness and social isolation. This paper is part of a broader analysis of all self‐harm presentations to a British hospital accident and emergency department over a five‐year period. It examines the prevalence of these vulnerability indicators in patients aged 65 or over, and considers whether greater vulnerability in older patients is reflected in their clinical management within the hospital and in community support planning on discharge.At the first presentation older patients (n=91) exhibited greater vulnerability than did younger patients (n=2,326). Despite this, we found no evidence that older self‐harm patients were any more likely than younger patients to routinely receive either a psychosocial assessment from a member of staff with specialist mental health training, or community aftercare planning on discharge from the hospital. This study lends weight to recently published national guidelines recommending that all acts of self‐harm in older people be regarded as evidence of serious suicidal intent at the outset.
The following is an annotated list of materials dealing with orientation to library facilities and services, instruction in the use of information resources, and research and computer skills related to retrieving, using, and evaluating information. This review, the fifteenth to be published in Reference Services Review, includes items in English published in 1988. A few are not annotated because the compiler could not obtain copies of them for this review.
Recent developments in information technology present the archival profession unprecedented challenges and opportunities to accomplish its principal goals and to fulfill…
Recent developments in information technology present the archival profession unprecedented challenges and opportunities to accomplish its principal goals and to fulfill its responsibilities for administering and making accessible the historical records in its custody. It also raises important questions regarding the basic tenets of archival theory and methodology. This essay explores the current status of archival automation on both the national and local level, and discusses its implications for the control and access of historical documentation:
Examines an attempt to define segments within the Older Americanmarket based on lifestyle variations. Identifies four clusters withsignificant marketing potential…
Examines an attempt to define segments within the Older American market based on lifestyle variations. Identifies four clusters with significant marketing potential: Self‐Reliants, Active Retirees, Family Oriented, and Young and Secures. Concludes that lifestyle variables should be used to segment the market, the difficulties in using them indicating a need for a standardized lifestyle inventory for the Older American market.
In the future, library applications related to traditional functions may increasingly assume some of the roles and characteristics of archives and museums. In this…
In the future, library applications related to traditional functions may increasingly assume some of the roles and characteristics of archives and museums. In this article, the author describes fundamental archival concepts and theories and their evolution in recent times. Basic archival functions—appraisal, arrangement, description, reference, preservation, and publication—are also introduced. Finally, early applications of automation to archives (including SPINDEX, NARS‐5, NARS‐A‐1, MARC AMC, presNET, CTRACK, PHOTO, and DIARY) and automation trends for the future are discussed. The article presents a cogent introduction to archival operations, thereby providing 1) a basis for understanding distinctions between current archival and library practices and 2) insight concerning the possible convergence of selected roles and functions.
The purpose of this paper is to introduce a selection of papers on such subjects as: increased application of marketing to modern politics; the perceptions of its…
The purpose of this paper is to introduce a selection of papers on such subjects as: increased application of marketing to modern politics; the perceptions of its effectiveness – particularly in closely contested elections; the escalation in funding of campaigns; and the increase in international collaboration.
There has been a marked increase in the quantity and quality of research since the first EJM special issue in 1996. Political marketing is now in the mainstream of research in marketing. The themes in the earlier special issues are tabulated to provide a comparison with those in this issue. The contributions in each paper are summarised.
The paper reveals key issues for research. One is the rapid rise in influence of the internet in the political sphere, particularly in blogging and social networking, although it presents major methodological challenges. There is also a need for more studies crossing cultures and electoral systems and empirical work to establish a firm basis for key constructs and relate those to voter attitudes and behaviour.
Drawing on a number of these papers, key issues for research in political marketing going forward are identified.
An account of an experiment undertaken by Joan Simpson, Howard Keith Thomas and a group of ONC Business Studies students at the North Oxfordshire Technical College, Banbury, in January 1971.