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Perceived mismatches between needs and services in the health care of elderly people. (1994)
Journal Article
SPICKER, P. and HANSLIP, J. 1994. Perceived mismatches between needs and services in the health care of elderly people. Scottish medical journal [online], 39(6), pages 172-174. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1177/003693309403900606

A postal enquiry to professionals involved in service delivery points to a number of problems in the process of referring elderly people appropriately. These problems related to lack of choice and constrained options, rather than mis-referral through... Read More

Consumer response to computerised nutritional information at the point-of-purchase in catering establishments. (1994)
Thesis
BALFOUR, D.S. 1994. Consumer response to computerised nutritional information at the point-of-purchase in catering establishments. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Increased scientific understanding of the links between nutrition and health has led to a demand for more nutrition information to be made available to consumers. Nutrition information is widely available on supermarket products but is rarely found i... Read More

S/NVQs and higher education in librarianship and information studies. (1994)
Journal Article
JOHNSON, I.M. 1994. S/NVQs and higher education in librarianship and information studies. Librarian career development [online], 2(4), pages 29-31. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1108/09680819410073266

The development of National Vocational Qualifications (and Scottish Vocational Qualifications) has been generally welcomed by those employers who were concerned about the level of skills in the British workforce, and saw a move to improving skills tr... Read More

A stability study of dithranol in solution, formulations and in normal and psoriatic skin. (1994)
Thesis
LUBWIKA, P. 1994. A stability study of dithranol in solution, formulations and in normal and psoriatic skin. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

For more than 100 years dithranol has been successfully used for the treatment of psoriasis . It is still not fully understood, however, how it exerts its antipsoriatic effect. From the information available to date it is clear that the actual proces... Read More

An investigation of energy-based planned maintenance of offshore drilling mud pumps. (1994)
Thesis
MOK, S.H. 1994. An investigation of energy-based planned maintenance of offshore drilling mud pumps. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Mud pumps used on offshore installations for drilling operations have been known to experience unpredictable breakdowns, including during critical stages of drilling. The fluid end has been identified as requiring more maintenance work due to compone... Read More

Understanding particularism. (1994)
Journal Article
SPICKER, P. 1994. Understanding particularism. Critical social policy [online], 13(39), pages 5-20. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1177/026101839401303901

Particularism refers to the idea that different moral standards apply to different people. This view is inherently discriminatory. The universal application of moral principles has been challenged in 'communitarian' critiques, which argue that moral... Read More