Nature's Good For You: Sir Truby King, Seacliff Asylum and the Greening of Health Care in New Zealand, 1889-1922
Stock, Paul; Brickell, Chris
Sir Frederic Truby King's work at Seacliff Asylum in New Zealand, between 1889 and 1922, illustrates a prominent role of agriculture in relationship to human health and the environment. King utilized farming practices, a rural setting, occupational therapy, dietary changes and moves towards self-sufficiency as examples of asylum management practices, but these also ensured patient health and well-being. In this article, we analyze King's practices at Seacliff as a genealogical precursor to today's green care and care farming movements.
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Keywords: mental health; New Zealand; history; Truby King; greencare
Research Type: Journal Article
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