“My view you know is that the ultimate destination is the nursing of the sick in their own homes. ... I look to the abolition of all hospitals and workhouse infirmaries. But it is no use to talk about the year 2000.” —Florence Nightingale, 1867 (Maindonald & Richardson, 2004)
Kathy Duckett, RN, BSN, is the Director of Clinical Programs at Partners Healthcare at Home in Waltham, Massachusetts.
The author declares no conflicts of interest.
Address for correspondence: Kathy Duckett, RN, BSN, 281 Winter St., Suite 240, Waltham, MA 02451 (firstname.lastname@example.org).