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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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Moreover Arshad Ahmad Assistant Advocate General in the office of Advocate General, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, consequent upon his appointment as Additional Advocate General, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Peshawar on December 5 shall cease to hold office as Assistant Advocate General from the date he takes charge of the post of the Additional Advocate General Peshawar in the public interest with immediate effect.
It, therefore, follows that legal services, which includes representational services, provided by advocates are under reverse charge.
The official results were announced by DBA Election Board comprising Zaffar Hussain Mirza Advocate, Mohammad Suleman Advocate and Mohammad Akram Mughal Advocate here late Saturday night.
The first in history of the Russian Federation Conference of Advocates hold on January 31, 2003 in Moscow was the final stage in forming foundations of the Russian legal profession.
While many advocates do not have the authority to determine if the donation is to occur, it is the advocate's responsibility to convey any concerns to the donor team for them to address.
Further to this you engaged an advocate in Dubai to initiate appropriate legal action against the defaulters.
It is important to note that nurses interested in becoming TPAPN advocates do not have to be graduates of the program.
Judge advocates are deployed throughout the United States and around the world, including Japan, South Korea, Germany, Kosovo, Iraq, Afghanistan, Kuwait, and Qatar.
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 always our intention that [the BCERC program] would spark dialogue between laboratories, scientists of different disciplines, and advocates," said Collman.

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