What would you do? A visitor of a patient in the ER assaults an RN without being provoked. What should that ER RN do?
Feb 13, '05
So, do male nurses get to be picked on like that all the time? I mean that's wayyyy below professional courtesy. It's an attack, I don't think you should drop the charges. How will both parties be satisfied when the injured party who seek the medical attention, injures the care provider (this is a war)? You said "she tried punching on your face, but missed" (the most clean, delicate yet appealing part of your essential body). Perhaps you could have been a smaller guy and she might have hit you in jaws (causing serious damage). Let's just say the injury could have been so fatal that you couldn't speak, do to the lack of movement of your jaws. What would you do then? You know, now a days people play to much grand theft auto (violent but cool video game). However, if management isn't on your side (as usual), were on your side. You know why sharks don't bite lawyers? that is because the sharks are afraid that the lawyer will sue.
Last edit by Maxs on Feb 13, '05
: Reason: just because
Feb 13, '05
I think there should be bigger penalties for assaulting health care workers...if someone were drunk, high, mentally challenged, or just plain mad and hit a waitress (cashier, hotel maid, or other "service worker") for not doing something right, they would get the book thrown at them..but since we are nurses, we are almost expected to take abuse off people. Sometimes I think that the public thinks it is OK to abuse nurses...sigh. I get so tired of people thinking that because someone (or their loved one) is sick or injured that all common sense and courtesy goes out the window!
Last edit by flashpoint on Feb 13, '05
: Reason: because I cannot spell this early in the morning