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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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At the same time, some of these changes have raised questions about democratic representation: Does policy advocacy accurately reflect the preferences of the people social workers claim to speak for?
Independent Mental Health Advocacy (IMHA), Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy (IMCA), Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS), Case Advocacy, Non-instructed Advocacy and Self-Advocacy are all forms of advocacy, but meet slightly different demands from each individual client who may be referred to an advocacy service.
Children and young people who are eligible for local advocacy services should know about advocacy and understand what it means.
Chapter 9 provides a basic argument for social workers to strive for social justice and to use advocacy to obtain that end.
In recognition of their efforts, VCU is being presented with a $2,500 stipend to fund future student advocacy initiatives.
Among the myriad efforts Advocacy took in 2010, they: submitted approximately 40 public comment letters on regulatory proposals; helped small businesses save nearly $15 billion in foregone regulatory costs in 2010; and identified almost $5.
Chapter 2 continues with an overview of key theoretical contributions to the ideas of advocacy and childhood.
The Health Advocacy Service will meet the statutory requirements for the provision of Independent NHS Complaints Advocacy and Independent Mental Health Advocacy, and also provide non-statutory advocacy that is targeted to individuals most in need, to prevent crises and admissions.
Burns (2015) discovered that school librarians have "difficulty articulating advocacy as a process designed to develop a stakeholder relationship with the intent of gaining support" (p.
For this study, the TPB provided a lens through which to examine school counselor LGB advocacy.
He said such training programs should be organized in all major chambers of commerce and business associations of the country to educate businessmen on how to make effective advocacy efforts for achieving desired results.