Sharon Kaufman, PhD

RECALL HCOMP
Institute for Health Aging
+1 415 476-3005

Chair, Department of Anthropology, History and Social Medicine. Professor Emerita, Medical Anthropology. Core faculty, joint doctoral program in Medical Anthropology with UC Berkeley. Areas of research include: the changing culture and structure of US medicine; end-of-life; aging; subjectivity; the relationship of biotechnologies to ethics, governance and medical practice; the shifting terrain of evidence in clinical science; practices of risk assessment; and the anthropology of forms of life.

Publications: 

"It's not broke, so let's not try to fix it": why patients decline a cardiovascular implantable electronic device.

Pacing and clinical electrophysiology : PACE

Ottenberg AL, Mueller PS, Topazian RJ, Kaufman S, Swetz KM

"Just Because We Can Doesn't Mean We Should": views of nurses on deactivation of pacemakers and implantable cardioverter-defibrillators.

Journal of interventional cardiac electrophysiology : an international journal of arrhythmias and pacing

Kramer DB, Ottenberg AL, Gerhardson S, Mueller LA, Kaufman SR, Koenig BA, Mueller PS

Ethnography and the making of modern health professionals.

Culture, medicine and psychiatry

Adams V, Kaufman SR

Aging disaster: mortality, vulnerability, and long-term recovery among Katrina survivors.

Medical anthropology

Adams V, Kaufman SR, van Hattum T, Moody S

Ironic technology: Old age and the implantable cardioverter defibrillator in US health care.

Social science & medicine (1982)

Kaufman SR, Mueller PS, Ottenberg AL, Koenig BA

Late-life cardiac interventions and the treatment imperative.

PLoS medicine

Shim JK, Russ AJ, Kaufman SR

The value of "life at any cost": talk about stopping kidney dialysis.

Social science & medicine (1982)

Russ AJ, Shim JK, Kaufman SR

Clinical life: expectation and the double edge of medical promise.

Health (London, England : 1997)

Shim JK, Russ AJ, Kaufman SR

Old age, life extension, and the character of medical choice.

The journals of gerontology. Series B, Psychological sciences and social sciences

Kaufman SR, Shim JK, Russ AJ

Risk, life extension and the pursuit of medical possibility.

Sociology of health & illness

Shim JK, Russ AJ, Kaufman SR

Aged bodies and kinship matters: The ethical field of kidney transplant.

American ethnologist

Kaufman SR, Russ AJ, Shim JK

Family perceptions of prognosis, silence, and the "suddenness" of death.

Culture, medicine and psychiatry

Russ AJ, Kaufman SR

...And a Time to Die: How American Hospitals Shape the End of Life

...And a Time to Die: How American Hospitals Shape the End of Life

Sharon R. Kaufman

Family involvement in end-of-life hospital care.

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society

Tschann JM, Kaufman SR, Micco GP

Hidden places, uncommon persons.

Social science & medicine (1982)

Kaufman SR

The Healer's Tale: Transforming Medicine and Culture

The Healer's Tale: Transforming Medicine and Culture

Sharon R. Kaufman

The Ageless Self: Sources of Meaning in Late Life

The Ageless Self: Sources of Meaning in Late Life

Sharon R. Kaufman