Informative Session: Raise Awareness About Paralysis Among Employees

Do you know that there are approximately 54 people per million who have paralysis? In fact, the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center (NSCISC) report indicates that every year around 17,500 new cases are reported. And about 294000 citizens of America are affected with plegia.

That being said, there are possibilities that your employees or their acquaintances are suffering from it. Generally, in such an overwhelming situation, it becomes challenging to stay positive and think about the next step. In fact, all you feel like doing is to pray that they get well soon.

Nonetheless, as it is about your employees, it becomes your responsibility to educate them. That’s the reason why you should arrange an informative session for your employees. Now the question is, what will you teach your employees? Well, we have the answer to this question. Do you want to know more? Alright then, keep on reading!

Types of Paralysis

The first thing that you have to teach your employees is the information regarding this medical condition. Remember that half information is always dangerous. Thus, in the session, you should tell your staff to understand the patient’s medical condition, as it will help determine the next steps. There are different types of paralysis that you must know about. If you don’t know what those are, don’t worry. We have given its information below:

  • Partial: It is the condition where the patient has a bit of control over the muscles.
  • Permanent: Lost all the muscle control.
  • Complete: No/ zero control over muscles.
  • Spastic: Condition where muscles become hard and tight.
  • Flaccid: Condition where muscles start to shrink.


The next thing that you need to teach is: what are the causes of such a condition? It is also crucial that your employees know what was the reason that led to the paralysis. So that they can avoid talking about it while visiting the patient. The most common causes are given below:

  • Spinal cord injury
  • Head injury
  • Stroke
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease)
  • Peripheral neuropathy
  • Toxins/poisons
  • Guillain-Barré syndrome

What can you do for them?

Now that your staff knows what the medical condition is and what was its cause. You should educate them about how they can be a support system in such challenging times.

Financial aid

It is evident that whenever a person goes through an injury or medical condition, they need financial assistance. Although it is also true that they might not be able to help pay for the medical bills. In this situation, the experts at recommend seeking financial support from the organization that works for a good cause. It will be more beneficial if you or your employees can contact such organizations that mainly help the paralyzed people.

Mental support

When a person gets paralyzed, not only their body but their mind also gets severely affected by it. Thus, teach your staff to stay by their side. Provide them mental support, meet them regularly, don’t let them feel inferior in any way. Most importantly, don’t talk about anything that’ll make them feel sad or hurt them.

The bottom line

Yes, it is indeed very disheartening to imagine someone going through immense pain. Nonetheless, as an entrepreneur, it becomes your duty to educate your employees with these sessions. Be their guiding light and encourage them to provide financial and mental support.

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Medical Disclaimer

The information provided on this website is for general informational purposes only and should not be considered medical advice. The content on the website is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical diagnosis, treatment, or advice. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.


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