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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?
Technically, different techniques can be applied to lobbying and advocacy, but Myenzi (2008) identified the following as techniques for effective lobbying and advocacy which include publication of popular information and promotional education such as magazines, newsletters, posters, pamphlets, information sheet and banners, testimonies from victims of the particular problem, inviting key government officials to officiate and or attend functions organized by advocacy groups, indoor consultation forums, use of open forums and outreach programmes, use of comer system amongst others.
VITAL advocacy services that give people a voice and control, secure their rights and represent their interests should now be more widely available in Wales thanks to new amendments to the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Bill.
What do advocacy service providers in the North East region actually do to accomplish this aim and reach some of the most marginalised and disadvantaged sections of the community?
Wales is the only country in the UK to extend advocacy to be available 24 hours a day to all children and young people through Meic the national advocacy and advice helpline.
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.
Advocacy is a deliberate process, involving intentional actions.
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In addition to the Democracy Agenda, the Advocacy staff continues to monitor and address issues of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR), DC rights and clean air as resources permit.
Political advocacy has been a recognized social work activity for many decades.
For more than six decades, TEI and its members have brought their practical perspective and pragmatic solutions to a full range of advocacy matters.