Palliative Care Network’s mission is to provide a digital platform aimed at promoting palliative care education and collaboration globally.


Palliative Care for Everyone, Everywhere.

Palliative Care Network is a 501(c)(3) registered non-profit organization.

Palliative Care Network is dedicated to alleviating the suffering and improving the quality of life of patients who are facing end-of-life issues by providing access to up-to-date teachings.  PCN encourages skilled, passionate palliative care professionals to join forces online to collaborate with people of different backgrounds from all over the world who share the goal of Palliative Care for Everyone, Everywhere.


Dr. Steven Norris

Dr. Steve Norris graduated with the distinction of Deans Honor Roll at Texas Tech University, in 1995 with a BS in Microbiology. He attended Texas Tech University School of Medicine, graduating in 2001. He was awarded the E.K. Jones Memorial Scholarship Award. Following a residency in Internal Medicine at Texas Tech in Amarillo, Dr Norris established his private practice in Amarillo. He has a keen interest in Palliative Care and has been a long standing volunteer of Palliative Care Network prior to becoming a Board Member.


Dr. Monica Solomon
As Professor and Head of the Department of Oral Pathology at Manipal College of Dental Sciences in Manipal, India,  Dr Solomon’s area of expertise is the analysis of the immune histochemical expression of biomarkers in oral cancer. In addition to many awards and recognitions, she was the 2008 recipient of the AACR-NCI International Investigators opportunity grant bestowed by the American Association for Cancer Research. In 2010, Dr. Solomon registered a Patent for “An Improved Manual Tissue Microarrayer Device for a Rapid And Simultaneous Analysis Of Multiple Tumor Specimens. Dr. Solomon has undertaken numerous research projects and has over thirty seven publications. She has been involved with Palliative Care Network since 2008 and has been an advocate of its mission.


Dora Palma
Dora Palma is a nurse working in a Hospital-Based Palliative Care Team in Centro Hospital Lisboa Norte, Portugal. She graduated from Escola Superior de Enfermagem Calouste Gulbenkian de Lisboa in 2000 and has worked in medicine and gastroenterology services for thirteen years. She has a Master’s Degree in Public Health. Dora is interested in the development of Palliative Care and has been teaching courses in Palliative Care to healthcare professionals. She has been a volunteer of Palliative Care Network since its inception.

“Great innovation! This will help many in the developing world.”

Guestbook submission by Dr Anne Merriman, Hospice Africa Uganda, Kampala, Uganda

Online Volunteering Opportunity:  Together We Achieve More

Online volunteering is fast, easy – and most of all, effective. When skilled, passionate individuals join forces online working towards providing quality end of life care, everyone wins.
PCN creates an opportunity to collaborate with people of different backgrounds from all over the world, who share the goal of Palliative Care for Everyone, Everywhere.

How it Works

  • Palliative care specialists, from all disciplines of the field, submit their contact information/interest/etc  to the online DIRECTORY.
  • PCN approves the submission
  • Participants find contacts based on their discipline, interest, need etc. and initiate contact
  • Participants collaborate online.
  • Participants share their stories and provide feedback on their collaboration.

“Congratulations! This a wonderful idea and will greatly benefit patients in developing countries. Let us keep this aliveand aim to improve the quality of our patients and their families lives.”


2007 : Volunteer group launch of Palliative Care Network

2008 : Palliative Care Network – e project is launch to promote palliative care education
Held the first video conference based palliative care discussion with participants from different continents
Launch of Audiolog project under the auspices of Palliative Care Network -e

2009 : Launch of Palliative Care Network Community
Launch of Share a Lecture Program under Palliative Care Network – e
Inaugural event of the Palliative Care Network Poster Exhibition

2011 : Relaunch of upgraded Palliative Care Network and Palliative Care Network Community sites
Launch of Spiritual Dimensions project


Palliativecarenetwork.com is run on a volunteer basis. We want to thank the following individuals for their contributions in setting up this website:

  • Ayesha K. Shaikh
  • Deepak U.
  • Don & Merlene Bukovich
  • Peter Cruz
  • Rachel Parent
  • Sanjay Pisharodi, MBBS
  • Sham Ramakrishnan
  • Steven Norris, MD
  • Subhash Sharma
  • Subodh Lal – Simra Consulting
  • U A Tanvir Alam, MBBS, MS, and
  • those individuals who wish to remain anonymous

We also thank the following individuals for their suggestions:

  • Marcin Chwistek, MD – USA
  • Dr. Folaju Olusegun Oyebola – Nigeria
  • Linda F Piotrowski, MTS, BCC – USA