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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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Here, we are stuck with the question whether we are able to do the political advocacy together with civil society.
bishops' conference has called upon the task force planned earlier to discuss the reception of sacraments by Catholics whose political advocacy directly contradicts Church teaching.
For the first time, community leaders are providing political advocacy in support of each other's priorities, and together they are assessing an impressive roster of joint development intiatives that will provide long-term benefits to the residents of both places.
In March of this year, AARC Political Advocacy Contact Team (PACT) members from Arizona, Frank Miller and Cheri Schuler, met with Congressman Renzi's staff as part of the AARC's annual PACT meeting in Washington, D.
These freedoms began to erode in the 1960s and early 1970s, as powerful groups lobbied for restrictions on the right to spend money on political advocacy.
CPJ responds to God's call for love, justice and stewardship by engaging in policy research, citizen education and political advocacy on poverty issues, refugee concerns and aboriginal rights.
But according to Olson, a Woodland Hills accounting professor, political advocacy should be just as large a part of the organization.
By employing the technical philological expertise that was a legacy of Poliziano, and avoiding the dangerous grounds of political advocacy that so engaged his erstwhile colleague, Marcello Virgilio aimed to demonstrate for his hoped-for Medici patron the utility of humanist literary studies for deciphering the pharmacological remedies of a key ancient text.
Using this tape would be a good way to show people the power and potential of advocacy, particularly political advocacy for people with AOD issues.
The American Plastics Council announced in April that it will become a "full service" resin manufacturers' trade association, adding activities in FDA applications, transportation, and government relations to its historic role of public relations, advertising, and political advocacy.
Big enough, it turned out, to mobilize thousands of Western New York residents in their first attempt at political advocacy.

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