for the eighth consecutive year, nurses top gallup's annual list of occupations rated for their honesty and ethical standards, earning high marks from more than four in five americans. four of the five next most highly regarded professions are also in the medical field. car salesmen are the lowest-rated professionals, but several others, including hmo managers, lawyers, and members of congress have major image problems.
PRINCETON, NJ -- Someone seeking a job that commands high respect need look no further than nursing. For the eighth consecutive year, nurses top Gallup's annual list of occupations rated for their honesty and ethical standards, earning high marks from more than four in five Americans. Nurses Top List of Most Honest and Ethical Professions
I don't think a high rating for honesty and ethics necessarily translates into commanding high respect.
I think it wonderful that the general public rates us high, I just wish the facilities that employed us thought the same way. I really don't feel that we as nurses are treated as honest and ethical individuals IN the workplace.
Yup, my honesty and ethics got me fired, blackballed and out of nursing forever. But I dont regret it still have myself respect .