Which professionals does the public trust the most, and the least?
■ An occasional snapshot of current facts and trends in medicine.
Quick View. Posted Jan. 3, 2005
Participants in a 2004 Gallup survey ranked nurses as having the highest honesty and ethical standards of 21 professions.
Nurses have held the top rung for five of the past six years that Gallup has conducted the poll. In 2003, physicians held the No. 2 slot -- their highest ranking since the survey was started.
Source: The Gallup Organization, Princeton, N.J.