Geriatric and Palliative Medicine Grand Rounds - Sharon Kaufman, PhD
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San Francisco, CA 94118
Sharon Kaufman PhD is Professor Emerita and former Chair (2012-2018), Dept. of Anthropology, History and Social Medicine at the University of California San Francisco. Her work explores topics at the intersection of medical knowledge and society’s expectations for health. Her research has examined the changing culture and structure of US medicine; health care delivery at the end-of-life; the relationship of biotechnologies to ethics, governance and medical practice; the shifting terrain of evidence in clinical science; practices of risk assessment; mistrust of science, and memory, consciousness and dementia.