I assume male nurses get called upon more often than not, to assist in lifting heavy patients. Doing this on a daily basis can contribute to lower back injury. If you do injure your back and, as a result, cannot work for a period of time, do you simply go on disability? Is the hospital going to be tolerant of the amount of time your absent? How much compassion do they really have for these types of injuries? What if you return, get asked to lift a patient again and for fear of upsetting your fellow female nurses,
you injure your back again?