Rethinking “One Health” through Brucellosis: ethics, boundaries and politics

Rethinking “One Health” through Brucellosis: ethics, boundaries and politics Monash Bioeth. Rev. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40592-018-0079-9 ORIGINAL ARTICLE Rethinking “One Health” through Brucellosis: ethics, boundaries and politics 1 1 1 Barak Hermesh  · Anat Rosenthal  · Nadav Davidovitch © Monash University 2018 Abstract One Health, as an international movement and as a research methodol- ogy, aspires to cross boundaries between disciplines. However, One Health has also been viewed as “reductionist” due to its overemphasize on physicians-veterinarians cooperation and surveillance capacity enhancement, while limiting the involve- ment with socio-political preconditioning factors that shape the impact of diseases, and the ethical questions that eventually structure interventions. The current article draws on a qualitative study of Brucellosis control in Israel, to address the benefits of broadening the One Health perspective to include ethical considerations and the socio-political aspects of health. Using in-depth-interviews, observations and docu- ment review, the article analyzes stakeholders’ knowledge (policy makers, practi- tioners and livestock owners) to understand Brucellosis control interventions in the Negev region of Israel. The analysis highlights four different types of boundaries: geographical, professional, disciplinary and participatory. The variety of boundaries going beyond disciplinary ones, are often neglected by traditional One Health dis- courses, however they provide clearer understanding regarding the role of the Israel and Palestine relations; enforcement activities and trust creation; http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Monash Bioethics Review Springer Journals

Rethinking “One Health” through Brucellosis: ethics, boundaries and politics

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Copyright © 2018 by Monash University
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Philosophy; Ethics; Theory of Medicine/Bioethics
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1321-2753
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1836-6716
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10.1007/s40592-018-0079-9
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Monash Bioeth. Rev. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40592-018-0079-9 ORIGINAL ARTICLE Rethinking “One Health” through Brucellosis: ethics, boundaries and politics 1 1 1 Barak Hermesh  · Anat Rosenthal  · Nadav Davidovitch © Monash University 2018 Abstract One Health, as an international movement and as a research methodol- ogy, aspires to cross boundaries between disciplines. However, One Health has also been viewed as “reductionist” due to its overemphasize on physicians-veterinarians cooperation and surveillance capacity enhancement, while limiting the involve- ment with socio-political preconditioning factors that shape the impact of diseases, and the ethical questions that eventually structure interventions. The current article draws on a qualitative study of Brucellosis control in Israel, to address the benefits of broadening the One Health perspective to include ethical considerations and the socio-political aspects of health. Using in-depth-interviews, observations and docu- ment review, the article analyzes stakeholders’ knowledge (policy makers, practi- tioners and livestock owners) to understand Brucellosis control interventions in the Negev region of Israel. The analysis highlights four different types of boundaries: geographical, professional, disciplinary and participatory. The variety of boundaries going beyond disciplinary ones, are often neglected by traditional One Health dis- courses, however they provide clearer understanding regarding the role of the Israel and Palestine relations; enforcement activities and trust creation;

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Monash Bioethics ReviewSpringer Journals

Published: Jun 5, 2018

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