CNO Roundtable 2023
Question 1: Public Trust In Nurses
Why do you think the public has such a strong trust in nurses?
A Gallup poll recently named nursing the most trusted profession for the 21st consecutive year. Our panel discusses some reasons for the public’s abiding confidence in nurses.
Nancy Blake, LAC+USC Medical Center
Nurses offer compassionate, nurturing care to patients in their most vulnerable moments. Also, nurses are skilled at breaking news — both good and bad — in ways that are both therapeutic and supportive.
Annabelle Duschane Braun, MemorialCare Orange Coast Medical Center
Nurses play many roles for patients and their families: advocate, comforter, teacher, cheerleader, and confidant. Nurses are there at every milestone, whether it is the birth of a child or holding the hand of a dying patient.
Lori Burnell, Valley Presbyterian Hospital
Throughout the pandemic, nurses persevered with resiliency and compassion, risking their own health and safety for the sake of others. Through their acts and deeds, nurses are undoubtably deserving of the public’s unwavering trust.
Gloria Carter, Dignity Health – St. Mary Medical Center
Patients spend the most time with nurses, often in the absence of family and friends — nurses are omnipresent in every care experience. Sadly, it took the pandemic to remind many people what nurses have always been: unsung heroes.