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Advocate

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.

advocate

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

ad·vo·cate

(ad'vŏ-kăt)
nursing A person who speaks on behalf of another.
[L. advocatus, counsel, supporter, fr. advoco, to consult]

advocate,

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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A second way to ensure that urban school counselors are advocating for parity for all students is to provide in-service training.
Trusty (1996) maintained that when advocating for individual students and groups of students, one should identify problem etiology as the first step in problem assessment.
D'Andrea and Daniels (1999) state that, "counselors are professionally and ethically responsible for advocating for the rights and mental health of all socially devalued persons" (p.