Quote from whichone'spink
The nurse that was assaulted was a male. If there were more males in nursing, there would be more assault charges for turd patients who act like this when they don't get their way. Men fight back, why can't women?
The question may be a good one. One of the reasons few of either sex fight back is we have been taught non violent responses to de-escalate rather than always meeting force with force. I have seen the results of take downs that resulted in broken bones, permanent deformities, nerve damage and other unanticipated consequences of stopping inappropriate behaviors. I have not personally seen it result in death but that would not be out of the range of consequences.
Just so you know, there are women on these boards that you would not want to say such a sexist thing about. They would have you on your back crying uncle quickly. If you don't think a woman can fight back you are very wrong.
One of the issues with some men is that they need to learn that defusing a situation before it escalated to anyone finding the need to fight. Most patients who would engage in assaults would not be in a position to have an able bodied man fight them. Healthy people don't spend much time in hospital. Most psychotic people are not violent. That leaves very few that one would want to engage in a fight. If they are well enough to fight an able bodied man, do they need to be in hospital? If they will to be assaultive I would rather see them out and put into a more restrictive environment, jail comes to mind.
One can be assertive without fighting.