On my unit a medical/behavioral unit, there have been a few instances where male nurses have stood up to patients for protecting fellow female nurses. one time the male nurse had to physically intervene in a serious situation where charges were pressed and that intervening nurse had to goto the ER to be assessed. during processing of the event, HR made a comment to the male nurse that there should be at least one male nurse assigned to the unit per shift for situations such as these. If this were to go though, how it this fair to the male nurses who now have to spend extra time and effort in worrying about the security of other female nurses and other staff.
-Is this sexist
-is this a fair proposal without additional payment
-should male nurses formally play a part of a security team on certain units