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Public trusts nurses: Ethics consultants aid with challenges - Boston Herald

public trusts nurses: ethics consultants aid with challenges

[color=#6f6f6f]boston herald, ma - 16 hours ago

...we asked local nurses and nurse educators why they think the nursing profession is consistently considered the most ethical and trustworthy occupation.

most are thrilled with the public’s perception of their trustworthiness and are not surprised that nurses rank higher than medical doctors.

“doctors tend to be problem solvers that deal with particular parts of the body, whereas nurses deal with the whole person,” says the rev. john paris, professor of bioethics at boston college, who teaches ethics to nursing students. “nurses spend more time with patients than other health-care professionals.”...

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