Amer­i­cans have tons of re­spect for nurses …

Modern Healthcare - - Outliers -

Amer­i­cans re­ally, re­ally re­spect nurses. At least that’s what they told Gallup dur­ing its lat­est an­nual sur­vey on hon­esty and ethics by pro­fes­sion, with nurses nab­bing the top spot once again. It’s a feat they’ve man­aged in 10 out of the last 11 years.

In all, 81% of the 1,037 Amer­i­can adults sur­veyed via tele­phone in Novem­ber said nurses ranked “very high” or “high” in hon­esty and eth­i­cal stan­dards. The only year nurses haven’t nabbed the top honor since the pro­fes­sion was in­cluded in the sur­vey was 2001, when fire­fight­ers were No. 1 in the wake of 9/11.

“It’s ex­tremely grat­i­fy­ing to know that the pub­lic con­tin­ues to hold the pro­fes­sion in such high es­teem,” Karen Da­ley, pres­i­dent of the Amer­i­can Nurses As­so­ci­a­tion, said in a news re­lease.

What about doc­tors, you ask? Well, they came in fifth in the lat­est rank­ing, with 66% rank­ing them “very high” or “high.” Drug­gists or phar­ma­cists nabbed the No. 3 spot, with 71%.

Out­liers would be re­miss if we didn’t note that the only jour­nal­ists on the list—TV and news­pa­per re­porters— came in 13th (23%) and 14th (22%), re­spec­tively. But hey, they beat out mem­bers of Congress (9%) and car sales­peo­ple and lob­by­ists, in a tie for last place at 7%. We’re sure snarky health­care columnists would rank MUCH higher than that.

Nurses are tops in hon­esty and ethics, per Gallup.

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