About Us

What is Kanwa.org?

Kanwa is a website created to share resources related to palliative care with healthcare providers, patients, family and caregivers.  Website content was developed by experts in the field around the globe, and consolidated by Marianne Matzo, PhD.

About Marianne Matzo

Marianne Matzo, PhD, APRN-CNP, FPCN, FAAN is a Professor and Ziegler Chair in Palliative Care NursinMarianne Matzog at the University of Oklahoma College of Nursing in Oklahoma City.  She is also the Director of the Sooner Palliative Care Institute; Director of the Survivorship and Supportive Care Center at the Peggy and Charles Stephenson Cancer Center; and Adjunct Professor, Department of Geriatric Medicine.

Dr. Matzo was awarded a doctorate in Gerontology from the University of Massachusetts-Boston and a master’s degree in nursing from the Gerontological Nurse Practitioner program at the University of Massachusetts-Lowell.  She has presented educational programs internationally on many topics relating to the care of the dying person, gerontological nursing, and curriculum development, and has authored 4 books and 45-peer-reviewed publications.