Ombudsperson Institutions

The name “ombudsman” literally means “representative” in Swedish. At the most fundamental level, an ombudsman is one who assists individuals and groups in the resolution of conflicts or concerns. There are a number of different titles or names for this position: “ombudsman,” “ombudsperson” or “ombuds” among others. Ombudsmen work in all types of organisations, including government agencies, colleges and universities, corporations, hospitals and other medical facilities, and news organisations.