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    Sharon Kaufman, PhD

    TitleProfessor
    SchoolUCSF School of Nursing
    DepartmentInstitute for Health Aging
    Address3333 Calif. St,Laurel Heights
    San Francisco CA 94118
    Phone415-476-3005
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      University of California, San FranciscoPh.D. Graduate Division (Medical Anthropology)1980

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      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.


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      1. Ottenberg AL, Mueller PS, Topazian RJ, Kaufman S, Swetz KM. "It's not broke, so let's not try to fix it": why patients decline a cardiovascular implantable electronic device. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2014 Oct; 37(10):1306-14. PMID: 24889010; PMCID: PMC4393709.
      2. Russ AJ, Kaufman SR. Discernment rather than decision-making among elderly dialysis patients. Semin Dial. 2012 Jan-Feb; 25(1):31-2. PMID: 22273528.
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      3. Kramer DB, Ottenberg AL, Gerhardson S, Mueller LA, Kaufman SR, Koenig BA, Mueller PS. "Just Because We Can Doesn't Mean We Should": views of nurses on deactivation of pacemakers and implantable cardioverter-defibrillators. J Interv Card Electrophysiol. 2011 Dec; 32(3):243-52. PMID: 21805140; PMCID: PMC3733086.
      4. Kaufman SR, Fjord L. Medicare, ethics, and reflexive longevity: governing time and treatment in an aging society. Med Anthropol Q. 2011 Jun; 25(2):209-31. PMID: 21834359; PMCID: PMC3555685.
      5. Jain SL, Kaufman SR. Introduction to special issue. After progress: time and improbable futures in clinic spaces. Med Anthropol Q. 2011 Jun; 25(2):183-8. PMID: 21834357.
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      6. Adams V, Kaufman SR. Ethnography and the making of modern health professionals. Cult Med Psychiatry. 2011 Jun; 35(2):313-20. PMID: 21541822.
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      7. Adams V, Kaufman SR, van Hattum T, Moody S. Aging disaster: mortality, vulnerability, and long-term recovery among Katrina survivors. Med Anthropol. 2011 May; 30(3):247-70. PMID: 21590581; PMCID: PMC3098037.
      8. Kaufman SR. Toward a phenomenology of boundaries in medicine: chronic illness experience in the case of stroke. Top Stroke Rehabil. 2011 Jan-Feb; 18(1):6-17. PMID: 21371974.
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      9. Kaufman SR, Mueller PS, Ottenberg AL, Koenig BA. Ironic technology: Old age and the implantable cardioverter defibrillator in US health care. Soc Sci Med. 2011 Jan; 72(1):6-14. PMID: 21126815; PMCID: PMC3032945.
      10. Kaufman SR. Time, clinic technologies, and the making of reflexive longevity: the cultural work of time left in an ageing society. Sociol Health Illn. 2010 Feb 1; 32(2):225-37. PMID: 20422745; PMCID: PMC2860035.
      11. Kaufman SR. Making longevity in an aging society: linking Medicare policy and the new ethical field. Perspect Biol Med. 2010; 53(3):407-24. PMID: 20639608; PMCID: PMC3032593.
      12. Kaufman SR. Making longevity in an aging society: linking ethical sensibility and Medicare spending. Med Anthropol. 2009 Oct; 28(4):317-25. PMID: 20182967; PMCID: PMC2859837.
      13. Shim JK, Russ AJ, Kaufman SR. Late-life cardiac interventions and the treatment imperative. PLoS Med. 2008 Mar 4; 5(3):e7. PMID: 18318595; PMCID: PMC2270285.
      14. Russ AJ, Shim JK, Kaufman SR. The value of "life at any cost": talk about stopping kidney dialysis. Soc Sci Med. 2007 Jun; 64(11):2236-47. PMID: 17418924; PMCID: PMC2196209.
      15. Shim JK, Russ AJ, Kaufman SR. Clinical life: expectation and the double edge of medical promise. Health (London). 2007 Apr; 11(2):245-64. PMID: 17344274.
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      16. Kaufman SR, Shim JK, Russ AJ. Old age, life extension, and the character of medical choice. J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci. 2006 Jul; 61(4):S175-84. PMID: 16855038; PMCID: PMC2310132.
      17. Shim JK, Russ AJ, Kaufman SR. Risk, life extension and the pursuit of medical possibility. Sociol Health Illn. 2006 May; 28(4):479-502. PMID: 16669809.
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      18. Kaufman SR, Russ AJ, Shim JK. Aged bodies and kinship matters: The ethical field of kidney transplant. Am Ethnol. 2006 Feb; 33(1):81-99. PMID: 18461150.
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      19. Russ AJ, Shim JK, Kaufman SR. "Is there life on dialysis?": time and aging in a clinically sustained existence. Med Anthropol. 2005 Oct-Dec; 24(4):297-324. PMID: 16249136; PMCID: PMC2310133.
      20. Russ AJ, Kaufman SR. Family perceptions of prognosis, silence, and the "suddenness" of death. Cult Med Psychiatry. 2005 Mar; 29(1):103-23. PMID: 16108205.
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      21. Sharon R. Kaufman. . ...And a Time to Die: How American Hospitals Shape the End of Life. 2005.
      22. Kaufman SR, Shim JK, Russ AJ. Revisiting the biomedicalization of aging: clinical trends and ethical challenges. Gerontologist. 2004 Dec; 44(6):731-8. PMID: 15611209; PMCID: PMC2367129.
      23. Tschann JM, Kaufman SR, Micco GP. Family involvement in end-of-life hospital care. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2003 Jun; 51(6):835-40. PMID: 12757572.
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      24. Kaufman SR. Hidden places, uncommon persons. Soc Sci Med. 2003 Jun; 56(11):2249-61. PMID: 12719179.
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      25. Kaufman SR. A commentary: hospital experience and meaning at the end of life. Gerontologist. 2002 Oct; 42 Spec No 3:34-9. PMID: 12415131.
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      26. Kaufman SR. Intensive care, old age, and the problem of death in America. Gerontologist. 1998 Dec; 38(6):715-25. PMID: 9868851.
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      27. Kaufman SR. The World War II plutonium experiments: contested stories and their lessons for medical research and informed consent. Cult Med Psychiatry. 1997 Jun; 21(2):161-97. PMID: 9248677.
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      28. Kaufman SR. Construction and practice of medical responsibility: dilemmas and narratives from geriatrics. Cult Med Psychiatry. 1997 Mar; 21(1):1-26. PMID: 9211054.
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      29. Kaufman SR. Decision making, responsibility, and advocacy in geriatric medicine: physician dilemmas with elderly in the community. Gerontologist. 1995 Aug; 35(4):481-8. PMID: 7557518.
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      30. Becker G, Kaufman SR. Managing an uncertain illness trajectory in old age: patients' and physicians' views of stroke. Med Anthropol Q. 1995 Jun; 9(2):165-87. PMID: 7671113.
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      31. Sharon R. Kaufman. . The Healer's Tale: Transforming Medicine and Culture. 1993.
      32. Kaufman SR, Becker G. Content and boundaries of medicine in long-term care: physicians talk about stroke. Gerontologist. 1991 Apr; 31(2):238-45. PMID: 1904386.
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      33. Sharon R. Kaufman. . The Ageless Self: Sources of Meaning in Late Life. 1986.
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