Ethicotherapy and health education


  • Zuzana Kornatovská University of South Bohemia, Faculty of Education, Dept. of Health Education
  • Pavlína Moučková University of South Bohemia, Faculty of Education, Dept. of Health Education



Moral health, Ethical dimension of health and disease, Ethic therapy as a way to healing.


The causes of health problems can be found in the violation of moral principles. Selfishness is considered as a major moral error, which is then negatively reflected in the bio-psycho-social connection with a person's health. The aim of the study is focused on the analysis of values and categories of ethics therapy in relation to health education. Methods of analysis, synthesis, induction and deduction were selected and applied to the method of grounded theory in the sense of studying the concept as the main category, as well as causal and operative thinking. It has been found that selfishness needs to be reduced through the dedication and generosity that can be learned through selfless work. Nutrition ethics is of great importance in the context of ethicotherapy and health education. It was concluded that ethicotherapy with moral treatment and focus in this direction makes sense in the field of health education and healthy lifestyle. Seminars, lectures, projects can be the preferred methods of school education in the field of health education and pedagogical practice.


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How to Cite

Kornatovská, Z., & Moučková, P. (2020). Ethicotherapy and health education. Acta Salus Vitae, 8(2), 47–55.