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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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Amplification of the components of the analytical framework Rationale Statutory requirements Municipalities were asked to assess the External advocation strength of influence of each driver (on a Financial imperatives scale of 1 to 6) to give a simple understanding Client expectations of the motives for introducing asset management with more Leadership specific factors under each driver examined further Skills & capacity through interview Practice Culture 6 elements of 'graded' practice were identified for each of Governance eight components; making a total of 48 elements of asset management Organisation practice'.
This is an advocation of journalistic cowardice of the highest order.
Speaking of politics, he said: "Up here in the North we have a minister for the environment who has just banned a TV advert advocation energy conservation by switching off houselights.
Thus, the advocation that satisfied employees provide a higher level of external service quality, which can lead to increased customer satisfaction (Johnson 1996, Griffith 2001).
All of these dreadful scourges could be cured by the advocation of one policy which has two simple words: birth control.
Watts was chosen because she has been "instrumental in connecting arts and culture in advocation for arts education and the importance of the individual artist.
11) advocation for nurse residency programs and other initiatives that support the integration of new graduates into practice, and support research efforts to determine how best to support new grads, toward the goals of increased retention and improved clinical performance.
His advocation of vegetarianism, teetotaling, support for local farms and merchants and his support of votes for women will seem familiar to readers today.
Shamberger is the director of a medical laboratory that performs these in vitro tests may have something to do with his advocation of these worthless diagnostic endeavors.
Also, he does not explain why Stoker's attitude toward the Balkans should have radically changed between the 1890s and 1909, beyond the general statement that "his [Stoker's] position is still patriotic and in advocation of British self-interest" (122).
His structural conditions/principles of the 'archaeology of inhabitation'--and advocation that it is the clear interpretative responsibility of the excavators that 'ensures that the production of a coherent and empirically validated site narrative remains the fundamental objective of the excavation programme' (p.
As her title indicates, she analyzes the gradual transformation from Boiardo's sense of civic and moral duty, through Ariosto, to Tasso's more independent advocation of an individual pursuit of happiness free from societal constraints.