What ethical principle below is accurately paired with a way that ethical principle is applied into nursing practice?
Justice: Equally dividing time and other resources among a group of clients
Beneficence: Doing no harm during the course of nursing care
Veracity: Fully answering the client’s questions without any withholding of information
Fidelity: Upholding the American Nurses Association’s Code of Ethics
Correct Response: C
Fully answering the client’s questions without any withholding of information is an example of the application of veracity into nursing practice. Veracity is being completely truthful with patients; nurses must not withhold the whole truth from clients even when it may lead to patient distress.
Justice is fairness. Nurses must be fair when they distribute care and resources equitably, which is not always equally among a group of patients. Beneficence is doing good and the right thing for the patient; it is nonmaleficence that is doing no harm.