About Us


Palliative Care Network is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that is run by volunteers.  It has been in operation since 2007.  
PCN-e is the education branch of Palliative Care Network.  


Palliative Care for Everyone, Everywhere

Palliative Care Network (PCN) aims to address pain and suffering more effectively through education. PCN provides an online, educational platform for palliative care professionals, worldwide. Registration on the website and access to materials remains free of charge allowing those who have limitations to remain abreast of palliative care trends. Expert interviews, lectures, presentations, posters, etc. are voluntarily shared on the PCN Community.



Dr. Steven Norris was on the Deans Honor Roll at Texas Tech University, graduating 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 is 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  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.