(n.) The act of pleading for or supporting; work of advocating; intercession.
(1) The study was conducted by monitoring the case managers in the following activities: client intake screening, assessment and service planning, referrals, advocacy, and support services.
(2) This article examines AIDS- and HIV-related concerns in women with a focus on the personal dilemmas for the practicing psychologist, problems in health behavior advocacy, and methods and pitfalls in modifying sexual behaviors.
(3) Health advocacy groups, including the American Heart Association and the American Institute for Cancer Research, have come out in support of the recommendations.
(4) According to research and advocacy organisation Global Financial Integrity , nearly $1tn in illicit financial flows—the proceeds of crime, corruption, and tax evasion—flows illicitly out of developing countries every year.
(5) The advocacy goal is identified as reducing the accessibility of guns in the environments of children and adolescents.
(6) One of the theories underlying this advocacy is that the activation of the complement system possibly is preventable by pharmacologic doses of corticosteroids.
(7) So Sir Bill Jeffrey will be asked to conduct an independent review of the future of criminal advocacy.
(8) One thing I'm sure of: it's not enough to assert our arguments as if they were self-evidently right and to use our privileged platforms to drive home one-sided advocacy.
(9) They struggle to get their voices heard and their important role in therapy, support and advocacy is sometimes not used to the full.
(10) It was brought before parliament by a citizens’ initiative – a petition that has received at least 100,000 signatures – submitted by the hardline conservative advocacy group Ordo Iuris and the Stop Abortion coalition.
(11) Despite his advocacy on behalf of leftists and nationalists, there were those who believed he connived to ensure that the left faction did not get the upper hand in the PAP.
(12) Chris Breen from the Refugee Advocacy Network, an umbrella organisation of asylum seeker groups responsible for organising the Melbourne rally, said the speakers all called for an end to offshore processing.
(13) "Just getting Syria to join the chemical weapons convention is an enormously important and historic step forward," said Paul Walker, the programme director at Green Cross International advocacy group and a veteran of the two-decade effort to destroy US and Russian chemical weapons.
(14) Jasmin Lorch, from the GIGA Institute of Asian Studies in Hamburg, said: “If the military gets the feeling that its vested interests are threatened, it can always act as a veto player and block further reforms.” The New York-based advocacy group Human Rights Watch said the elections were fundamentally flawed, citing a lack of an independent election commission with its leader, chairman U Tin Aye, both a former army general and former member of the ruling party.
(15) "Breastfeeding advocacy has always been hard to sell to donors when more exciting issues such as HIV and vaccination are competing for attention," it says.
(16) It was “inaccurate” for the government to continue to say there was no impact on frontline services, and “to say it would only impact on advocacy as though there’s nothing wrong with that”, Parker said.
(17) He works across a range of communications disciplines including media management, social media, marketing and advocacy.
(18) The code makes clear that this resolution “prohibits paid advocacy”, but it does “not prevent a Member from holding a remunerated outside interest as a director, consultant, or adviser, or in any other capacity”.
(19) Other factors that contribute to misinterpretation of medical literature include failure to distinguish statistical from clinical significance and advocacy of medical interventions prior to adequate clinical trials.
(20) Holmes Wilson, co-director of the Fight for the Future advocacy group, said: “Thanks to the second largest online protest in history, nearly 4m comments, White House and FCC phone lines ringing off the hook, and even nationwide street protests, President Obama finally gets it, and can say so.” He said the FCC should reclassify internet service, under Title II of the Communications Act, to give it “common-carrier” status, which would give the FCC far wider powers of regulation.
(n.) Alt. of Defence
(v. t.) To furnish with defenses; to fortify.
(1) The defensive modifications of the functions of the ego itself seen in micropsia are closely allied to those seen in the dèjá vu experience and in depersonalization.
(2) Steroids are not recommended because they may compromise defenses against an underlying disease process.
(3) What constitutes a "mental disorder" for purposes of the insanity defense?
(4) Since neutrophils are the first line of defense against infection the vulnerability to infection of the elderly may be due, at least in part, to age-related changes in neutrophils (PMNs).
(5) Tests were chosen to assess various aspects of monocyte function that give some insight into the host defense status and the degree of "activation" of the monocyte.
(6) It has been speculated that these cigarette smoke-induced alterations contribute to the depressed pulmonary defense mechanisms commonly demonstrated in smokers.
(7) The muscle-protein breakdown is sustained and the released amino acids are taken up by the liver and other RE structures where they are used as substrates for energy and for synthesis of defense-related proteins.
(8) Two other groups were trained in a classical defensive paradigm.
(9) The paper postulates that 'anal or sphincter defensiveness' is one of the precursors of the repression barrier.
(10) The complement system provides a critical level of defense against bacterial invasion.
(11) Accordingly, the 30-fold differences in aging rate among the mammalian species could be determined in part by peroxidation defense processes.
(12) Lovely chip behind the defense on Green's goal, and almost sprung the defense with a clever free kick to play in Dempsey with time running out.
(13) The Defense Department can object to a merger involving its key suppliers during a federal antitrust review, which in this case could be led by the Justice Department.
(14) The Lerner & Lerner Scale for assessing primitive defenses is reviewed.
(15) A lot is being expected of rookie cornerbacks Desmond Trufant and Robert Alford, but defensive co-ordinator Mike Nolan has a good track record of keeping his units competitive.
(16) Questions are raised about the recent tendency in psychoanalytic theory to develop or invoke different theories of defense to explain a broad range of clinical phenomena.
(17) Hazard, nominated for the Ballon d’Or earlier in the day, broke away from his industrious defensive running to curl a shot on to the base of the far post early on while Willian struck the crossbar with a free-kick just after the interval.
(18) Although alpha 1-antiprotease (alpha 1-AP) binds and inactivates NE and is the major antielastase of the lower respiratory tract, antielastase defenses may be overwhelmed in CF, leading to progressive lung damage.
(19) Many child analytic patients use defenses to ward off feelings, many have not even reached the developmental level of experiencing feelings.
(20) Selective migration results in a relative preponderance of CD4 cells in the diffuse infiltrate and it is suggested that this is a mechanism likely to potentiate defensive reaction to Mycobacterium tuberculosis: any deficiency in selective migration may make immunological defences less effective and so contribute to the chronicity of the lesions of tuberculosis.