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Ethics noun A person who acts on the behalf of or speaks for another—e.g., for a cause or plea, often in the context of a legal proceeding.
verb To act or speak for another person or group of persons.
Law A person who speaks on behalf of others, protecting their rights.
MedspeakUK A person who can support a service user or carer through contact with health services. Advocates will attend meetings with patients and help service users or carers to express concerns or wishes to health care professionals. Although many people can act as an advocate (friend, relative, member of staff), advocacy services can be accessed through an NHS Trust.


Ethics noun (pron. ad´ ve ket) A person who acts on the behalf of or speaks for another–eg, for a cause or plea. See Amicus curiæ verb (pron. ad ve ka´t) To act or speak for another person or group of person


nursing A person who speaks on behalf of another.
[L. advocatus, counsel, supporter, fr. advoco, to consult]


n 1. in the medical field, a person who focuses on bolstering the patient's role and rights in making decisions about his or her health care.
2. one who assists another in legal matters; can be a professional or a layperson; may or may not work for a fee.
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It is an inspiration to have the advocates not be afraid to tell us what they need from us scientists," answered Irma Russo, an investigator in the Fox Chase BCERC.
In contrast, to advocate for all students means challenging the system, which has the potential to produce personal and professional difficulties.
Several of them later quit the agency in disgust and joined green advocates in routinely portraying Holmstead as a utility yes-man to reporters, an image solidified by a New York Times Magazine cover story in April 2004.
Specifically, the advocate is charged with the following duties:
The connections made by counsel outside the judge advocate community help them better understand the big picture.
Ex-Advocate General, Amanullah Kandrani had announced the other day that he had resigned from office of the Advocate General Balochistan as he will launch his election campaign for contesting the office of the President Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) which will be held in October this year.
Likewise newly-elected General Secretary Abdul Rehman Omer Advocate obtained 191 votes defeating his only rival Jabbar Ahmed Minhas Advocate who could secure 183 votes.
Its a privilege to be named one of the greenest hospital in the nation," says Dominica Tallarico, president, Advocate Lutheran General Hospital.
Services supplied by an individual advocate including a senior advocate by way of representational services before any court, tribunal or authority, directly or indirectly, to any business entity located in the taxable territory, including where contract for provision of such service has been entered through another advocate or a firm of advocates, or by a firm of advocates, by way of legal services, to a business entity.
SWABI -- Malik Diniyal Khan Advocate has been re-elected for the second term as President Swabi Bar Association by securing 11 votes against his rival Mubasir Shah advocate 71 votes.
Earlier this year, the chain drug operator announced plans to turn over the operation of 56 of its Healthcare Clinics at stores in Chicagoland to Advocate Health Care, the largest health system in Illinois.
Under the new law, an advocate got an opportunity to choose, at his own discretion, the organizational and legal form of advocacy (collegium, partnership law firm or sole-practitioner).

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