What We Can All Learn From Nurses
Nurses are the most trusted professionals in America.
That’s the headline of a Gallup poll released last month that asked Americans to rate members of 20-odd professions for their honesty and integrity. An impressive 85% of respondents graded the honesty and ethical standards of nurses as very high or high, a score nearly 20 percentage points higher than the runners-up, engineers. It’s also at least 20 points higher than other medical professionals ranked, including doctors, pharmacists, and dentists. Most impressive, according to the Gallup report, is that this is the 18th consecutive year in which nurses have been ranked as the most honest and trustworthy professionals in the country.
Originally published: February 18, 2020
Author: Marvin Krislov
Institution: Pace University
Published by: Forbes