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advocacy

[ad′vəkas′ē]
1 a process whereby a nurse or other health care professional provides a patient with the information to make certain decisions, usually related to some aspect of the patient's health care.
2 a method by which patients, their families, attorneys, health professionals, and citizen groups can work together to develop programs that ensure the availability of high-quality health care for a community.
3 pleading a cause on behalf of another, such as a nurse pleading for better care of a patient or for the patient's desires to be honored.

Advocacy

(1) The process of actively supporting the cause of, speaking or writing in favour of, or defending or interceding on behalf of a person (case advocacy) or group (class advocacy). Advocacy may include providing information and tools for self-empowerment in patients’ health and social care, and helping them obtain needed services.
(2) Action to assure the best possible services for or intervention in the service system on behalf of an individual or group.

advocacy

(ad′vŏ-kă-sē) [Fr. fr. L. advocare, to call to aid]
In health care, pleading or representation for a desired goal or interest group (e.g., patients, staff, providers, or biomedical researchers).
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