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In the news: Nurses’ ethics and honesty rank above rest, survey says

Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, December 22, 2008

Are nurses more honest than teachers? Are their ethical standards higher than those of physicians? According to a recent survey, the answer to both questions is yes.

Nurses topped Gallup's 2008 annual Honesty and Ethics of professions survey for the seventh year in a row. More than 1,000 Americans aged 18 or older participated in the survey, rating the ethics and honesty of 21 types of workers. Nurses won the vote of 84% of participants, who attributed the bedside caregivers with "high" or "very high" honesty and ethical standards. Less than 0.5% of respondents rated nurses with "very low" honesty and ethical standards.

Pharmacists were behind nurses, receiving 70% of votes for "high" or "very high" honesty and ethical standards, followed by high school teachers with 65%. Telemarketers and lobbyists were found the two least well-rated professions in the survey that was conducted in November.

Source: Gallup.com

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