February 2004, Volume 34 Number 2 , p 33 - 33
© 2004 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc. Volume 34(2) February 2004 p 33 Nurses rise to the top again [Clinical Rounds: News, updates, research: NATIONAL ETHICS SURVEY]
In an annual Gallup poll on the honesty and ethics of various professionals, nurses once again rose to the top. In four out of the five times nurses have been included in the poll, Americans rated them higher than any other professionals. (Firefighters beat out nurses in 2001, the only year they appeared on the list.) In all, 83% of respondents said that nurses' honesty and ethics are “very high” or “high.” Following nurses, in order of rank, were physicians, veterinarians, pharmacists, and dentists.
At the bottom of the barrel? Stockbrokers, advertising practitioners, insurance salesmen, health maintenance organization managers, and car salesmen.
The poll was based ...