Nurses are #1 in Honesty/Ethics again - Gallop
Nurses continue to outrank other professions in Gallup's annual Honesty and Ethics survey. This year, 85% of responses ranked nurses Very High/High on Ethics. This is the 13th year in a row, that nurses were number one on Honesty/Ethics in Professions. Honesty/Ethics in ProfessionsCongratulations nurses, you did it again! Nurses Rock! 13 years in a row nurses are at the top of the charts!
Nurses continue to outrank other professions in Gallup's annual Honesty and Ethics survey. This year, 85% of responses ranked nurses Very High/High on Ethics.
You can find the entire Gallop results here: Honesty/Ethics in Professions
Since 1999 Nurses have been consistently ranked high. 2012 is the highest results yet at 85%!
Nurses, we'd love to hear what you think about these results. Share your comments below!Last edit by brian on Dec 7, '12
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brian has '18+' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'CCU, Geriatrics, Critical Care, Tele'. From 'Minnesota'; Joined Mar '98; Posts: 15,233; Likes: 15,797. You can follow brian on My Website7Dec 6, '12 by IcySageNurseGlad nurses are so high, but I'm super surprised by some of the others. Police officers above college professors or clergy?? Man, tell that to the vast majority of people in this country who are terrified when they get pulled over for speeding, not because they have anything to hide, but because they know even looking at the officer funny can get you tazered or even shot.2Dec 6, '12 by PepperandeggsQuote from IcySageNurseGlad nurses are so high, but I'm super surprised by some of the others. Police officers above college professors or clergy?? Man, tell that to the vast majority of people in this country who are terrified when they get pulled over for speeding, not because they have anything to hide, but because they know even looking at the officer funny can get you tazered or even shot.
Just as many people have horrible exp with clergy. For the most part, I don't trust any clergy member.
I hear you about the police. I've also had bad exp w/police, but also many positive exp, too.9Dec 6, '12 by imintroubleI was once in trouble with the BON. I had to travel to the state capital for a hearing. Some of the worst weeks of my life....
Anyway, while I was being grilled, there was a moment when it came down to who was telling the truth. Me or my employer.
The investigator looked me in the eyes and said, "nurses rarely lie".
I remember it like it was yesterday.
She probably meant it only as far as the job that she did, sitting across a table questioning a witness. It made me feel honored, that she didn't doubt the testimony that I gave.3Dec 6, '12 by priorities2I agree that it's nice that nurses are ranked high, however this type of poll just invites the perpetuation of stereotypes about lots of professions. I know a very nice man who is a car salesman, and an engineer who's done something really unethical at work. All kinds of people enter every profession, and I don't think people choosing their careers should need to consider how that line of work is stereotyped by the public.2Dec 6, '12 by samadams8Not too sure that this poll necessarily indicates anything of substance. But as I said in another thread, working in peds, parents are kind of leery of anything happening to their kids--doesn't matter if it's doctors, nurses, dietary involved. Personally, as a patient, I'd be leery of anyone coming in to take care of me. Sorry. Most people are on the protective side when it comes to their bodies, so, I'm not sure what the poll actually indicates. But it's a nice post.