Modifying Health Behavior in a Legal Environment
is a quick and easy method of preventing behavioral lifestyle that is injurious
to health, many failures may occur in a legal environment, which promotes
fundamental human right. Besides, the coercive approach involved in this
regulatory approach to health behavioral modification is against the ethics of
health education. Health education is practiced in a legal environment of human
rights and freedom of choice between health promoting and health disruptive
life styles. It is therefore important to device ethically permissible
strategies for modifying health behavior in order to achieve success in an
environment of counteracting legal considerations and compelling need for healthy
lifestyle in the community
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