Advocate vs Lobbying Discussion
Advocate vs Lobbying Discussion
(1) Discuss: What is the difference between lobbying for an issue legislatively and being a mental health advocate for an individual client?
(2) What is at least one relevant current ethical or compliance standard (briefly cited and referenced noting the name of the exact standard) from the most current relevant ethical code or compliance standards? Explain how that standard is relevant to either lobbying or being a mental health advocate.
Please provide an initial substantive answer between 300-400 words in length.
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