Patients trust nurses more than doctors
People trust nurses more than doctors, according to a survey by The Reader’s Digest.
The poll of 1,700 people found 95% of people trust nurses ‘a great deal’ or ‘quite a lot’, whereas only 87% of respondents placed the same level of trust in doctors.
Fire-fighters topped the chart as the most trusted professionals, followed closely by nurses, pharmacists and airline pilots who were level with 95%.
Nursing was one of the few professions to gain an increase in public trust, with an increase of 1% since a similar poll in 2007. Doctors saw a drop of 4% in public confidence in the last two years.
Politicians were dubbed as the least trustworthy professionals, with just 5% of respondents placing their full trust in them.
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