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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.
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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
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.


nursing A person who speaks on behalf of another.
[L. advocatus, counsel, supporter, fr. advoco, to consult]
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While there is no standardized curriculum to prepare individuals or teams for the advocate role, and because there are no consistent disciplines, NATCO developed a training manual for advocates (NATCO, 2012).
On November 8 and 9, 2013, in Austin, TPAPN will be providing a free advocate training for nurses whose advocate applications have been approved for attendance.
In addition to the active component judge advocates, there are approximately 5,000 attorneys who serve in the US Army Reserve and the Army National Guard.
"There is a wide range of individuals who practice special education advocacy in a wide range of circumstances," says Denise Marshall, Executive Director of the Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates (COPAA), a non-profit group based in Towson, Md.
"It was important for the leadership to have knowledge of and be aware of the great work and long hours these volunteer advocates are performing on a daily basis, in addition to working their full-time jobs as Sailors," Kamins said.
It's important to remember that the Taxpayer Advocate Service is not an information source for general IRS questions but a more targeted organization.
"I don't see how we can reach him on this." (Calls to the White House by The Advocate seeking comment were not returned at press time.)
advocates have their say; the film's frontispiece is the lawyerly Latin phrase Res ipsa loquitur, "the thing speaks for itself."
"It was always our intention that [the BCERC program] would spark dialogue between laboratories, scientists of different disciplines, and advocates," said Collman.
Soon afterward, HIV advocates saw a surge in attention to the epidemic and its relationship to the Black community and youth.
Additional knowledge about the degree to which Latino parents and communities support in-school sex education would be critical information for policymakers, educators and advocates.
To break away from traditions that tenaciously maintain the status quo, it is critical for school counselors to become advocates who challenge old paradigms and power structures.

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