GPs have once again ranked among the most ethical practitioners in Australia, according to the latest Governance Institute survey.
The results are in from the annual ethics index
Each year, the Governance Institute of Australia asks people to rate the ethics of numerous lobby groups, trades unions and professions.
Results from the health sector show that 78% of people believe GPs are either ethical or very ethical.
Just 1% think GPs are very unethical.
Overall, they come out second among health professionals to nurses, and ahead of pharmacists.
As expected, the institute’s ethics index ranks, which is based on online survey of 1000 people nationwide, found lawyers, real estate agents and politicians were listed among the least trustworthy.
According to the index, 25% of Australian’s regard Federal Politicians as very unethical.
When it came to ethical member associations, the AMA fell from its top spot last year to sit behind the consumer organisation Choice.
The Pharmacy Guild of Australia, widely regarded as one of the most effective lobbying groups in the country, was not included in the survey.
Most ethical health professions
1. Ambulance services
3. Fire Services
4. Tie between GPs, veterinarians, primary school teachers
Most ethical sector
3. Charities and not-for-profits
4. Professional membership associations
5. Public service
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