I have over 15 years of experience working in healthcare with people who are seriously ill or dying and with their caregivers, with healthcare professionals and with those in mourning. I hold national board certification in Palliative care and have written, taught, presented and researched in areas such as bereavement, caregiving, death anxiety and coping with serious illness. I received both my master’s and my doctorate in social work from New York University, where I am still on faculty part-time, and hold advanced post-graduate certifications in Palliative and End-of-Life Care and in Clinical Supervision.
Learn more about Abigail on her website.
- National Association of Social Work (member)
- National Alliance on Mental Illness – NYC Metro Chapter (consultant & volunteer)
- Zelda Foster Program for Studies in Palliative Care (mentor)
- Clinical Social Work Journal (peer reviewer)
- Social Work in Healthcare Journal (peer reviewer)
- New York University, Silver School of Social Work (part-time faculty)
Ruden, M. & Nathanson, A. (Eds). The Clinical Practice of Social Work in Healthcare. Springer Press. (forthcoming)
Nathanson, A. & Latimer, A. (in press). Dementia: Challenges and Opportunities Across the Trajectory. In Altilio, T., Otis-Green, S. & Cagle, J. The Oxford Textbook of Palliative Social Work, 2nd ed. New York, NY: Oxford Press.
Nathanson, A. & Rogers, M. (in press). When Ambiguous Loss Becomes Ambiguous Grief: Clinical Work With Bereaved Dementia Caregivers. Health & Social Work.
Nathanson, A. & Ruden, M. (2020). Life-Mapping: An Adaptation for Self-Reflection on Mortality Awareness. In E. Counselman-Carpenter & A. Redcay, (Eds.). Working With Grief and Traumatic Loss: Theory, Practice, Personal Reflection & Self-Care. San Diego, CA: Cognella Publishing.
Nathanson, A. (2017). A deathbed, and two dozen packets of jam. Journal of Social Work in End-of-Life & Palliative Care, 1-4. doi:10.1080/15524256.2017.1282924.
Nathanson, A. (2014). Whose life is ending and how do I plan for that? Narrative of a student intern. Journal of Social Work in End-of-Life & Palliative Care, 10(2), 109-111. doi:10.1080/15524256.2014.906374.