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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
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nursing A person who speaks on behalf of another.
[L. advocatus, counsel, supporter, fr. advoco, to consult]
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Therefore, to avoid any penance, they should make better-informed operational and strategic decision in advocation and implementation of OHS provisions.
(326) See Lafferman, supra note 212, at 246-47 (suggesting a change in analytical tests to determine type of public or private figure plaintiff is in an attempt to standardize twibel suits); see also Lide, infra note 362, at 222 (proposing alternative dispute resolution as a solution to twibel and online defamation cases); see also O'Brien, supra note 321, at 2776 (advocation application of new Jersey Appellate Division's guidelines to resolve issues of anonymous online defamation).
The catastrophic events that move Maud's plot--the father's suicide, the climactic duel--are all played out against a wider uniformitarian structure that mirrors Lyell's re-figuring of geological catastrophe in his advocation of the more profound agents of uniformitarian change.
Readings of Cervantes's masterpiece range from Manuel Azana's celebration of Sancho's radical democratic spirit to Ramiro de Maeztu's emphasis on his substantial lack of nobility; from Ramiro Ledesma's advocation for Don Quixote as the Nietzschean Ubermensch (and against the soulless masses) to Ramon J.
After conducting the interview, the collected interview data were coded and some examples of the codes that were used to sort through the interview data were: "ineffective (useless) Act," "inadequately prepared," "continued advocation," and "increase pressures." The codes mentioned beforehand were used to identify common themes in the collected data.
Her want of an education and her public advocation for it.
From receiving and giving bad news to handling loss of control and patient advocation, this provides caregivers solid methods of coping with diagnosis, preparing for a loved one's end of life, and handling a complicated medical system.
destruction and the emergence of the new, I retain here his early advocation of a Benjaminian "divine violence" as a form of the imaginative neutralization (or subtraction) of the existent order necessary for authentic utopian figuration.
The adoption of asset management as a result of external advocation was regarded as a weak influence in both UK and Russia.
With advocation for finding soulfulness, "Blessings from Mary" is a fine read for Christian spirituality, highly recommended.