Making One Health a reality: crossing bureaucratic boundaries: Chapter 18 in One Health

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Abstract

A One Health approach that achieves optimal outcomes requires that nontraditional partners come to a common table to identify solutions that transcend organization-specific mandates. This collaboration requires individuals to go beyond their accustomed comfort zones and function on teams with partners who very likely come from unfamiliar organizational, disciplinary, and even national cultures. Each participant represents a separate mandate and an individual corporate culture and values, and each potentially communicates in agency-specific or industry-prescribed cultural terms that may be foreign to the rest of the team. A recent review paper reports that such interdisciplinary teams are most likely to succeed when they have a unified task and a shared goal and values, and when personal relationships are developed from a foundation of trust and respect (1).

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Publication type Book chapter
Publication Subtype Book Chapter
Title Making One Health a reality: crossing bureaucratic boundaries: Chapter 18 in One Health
ISBN 9781555818432
DOI 10.1128/microbiolspec.OH-0016-2012
Year Published 2014
Language English
Publisher American Society for Microbiology
Publisher location Washington, D.C.
Contributing office(s) National Wildlife Health Center
Description 15 p.
Larger Work Type Book
Larger Work Subtype Other Government Series
Larger Work Title One Health
First page 269
Last page 283