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Views on the Future of Nursing and Home Healthcare: The Future of Nursing in Home Healthcare Is Now

Duckett, Kathy RN, BSN

doi: 10.1097/NHH.0b013e318246dcdd

“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 (

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