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Advocate/advocacy

In our office we are advocates for our client and in representing what we do with a client we have times that we advocate for our clients. I am under the impression that you can advocate for your client to do something with them and several of my co workers disagree stating that you can only advocate for them to receive something with another provider or resource. Who is corrent? examples:

Can you correctly say:

“the care support provider provided advocacy in encouraging the client to participate in therapy” or the “Care manager advocated with the client to participate in therapy weekly.”

Can we advocate for a client to do something that they are recommended to do. Using advocated in the place of “encouraged”

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Your being an advocate on spreading advocacy is very confusing, and could possibly cause your clients to seek their own therapy/counseling after being exposed to this barrage of over-thought dribble!
Just make it simple, and quit trying to over-think and over-state something with flowery words????

Fireftr Dec-16-2019

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Proper usage is:-
One advocates, or one is an advocate for.
That's it!

HairyScot Oct-12-2020

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I have to observe that I am not party to the professional jargon of the world of advocacy. I must admit that anything I say here could be contradicted by the real world experience of someone in that field.

However we are all exposed to the types of phrases that might exist in a book or in the media regarding advocacy activities.

Also, consider the fact that an advocate is essentially an attorney for someone in some countries.

With the above in mind I suggest that you can advocate for your client by representing them to a third party. If you look at the word ad-vocate and take it apart it signifies speaking on behalf of someone. Of course you can give that person advice in the whole process of representing them to someone else such as where to stand how to dress what kind of expression they should have on their face etc.

And although this should not change the overall title of your work as advocacy, you can also advise your client about things you're aware of that they might not be aware of. You are counseling them but not at that moment representing them to someone else. But this too in the legal profession would I think be normal in a consultation. A lawyer not only represents their client in court in other words to that third party, or in a negotiation with an actual third party, but they will consult with the client about what they should do in general, that is not only during that negotiation or in that courtroom.

kellyjohnj Oct-23-2020

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