The role of social sciences in one health: reciprocal benefits

Whittaker, Maxine, Obist, Brigit, and Berger-Gonzalez, Monica (2020) The role of social sciences in one health: reciprocal benefits. In: Zinsstag, Jakob, Schelling, Esther, Crump, Lisa, Whittaker, Maxine, Tanner, Marcel, and Stephen, Craig, (eds.) One Health: the theory and practice of integrated health approaches. CABI International, Wallingford, UK, pp. 71-87.

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The chapter will discuss the role of social sciences in developing a deeper understanding of diverse perspectives of health and illness in animals and humans, as well as in contributing to improve services and programmes using a One Health approach. Drawing on evaluated and ongoing examples from various countries, the authors will demonstrate the added value of social sciences to address common local or global health problems using a One Health approach. The presentation and discussion of these examples will allow for an exploration of various key aspects, ranging from diverse understandings of health risks, protection, responses, implementing interventions and health communications as well as questions of equity of access and benefit. Theories and approaches in anthropology and other social sciences will be used to frame the discussion. This expanded approach adds further value to social sciences' contribution to One Health and One Health’s contribution to social science.

Item ID: 64917
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-1-78924-258-4
Keywords: social sciences, One health, human health, animal health, health seeking behaviour, health beliefs, food security, gender, ecosystem health, social and cultural determinants of health
Copyright Information: © CAB International. All rights reserved.
Date Deposited: 16 Mar 2021 06:52
FoR Codes: 30 AGRICULTURAL, VETERINARY AND FOOD SCIENCES > 3009 Veterinary sciences > 300999 Veterinary sciences not elsewhere classified @ 30%
42 HEALTH SCIENCES > 4203 Health services and systems > 420315 One health @ 30%
44 HUMAN SOCIETY > 4401 Anthropology > 440106 Medical anthropology @ 40%
SEO Codes: 95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9599 Other Cultural Understanding > 959999 Cultural Understanding not elsewhere classified @ 30%
92 HEALTH > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920401 Behaviour and Health @ 40%
83 ANIMAL PRODUCTION AND ANIMAL PRIMARY PRODUCTS > 8399 Other Animal Production and Animal Primary Products > 839901 Animal Welfare @ 30%
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