Therese Zink has extensive expertise in the areas of family violence, sexual
assault, women’s health, rural health care delivery and education, international health,
medical professionalism and creative writing. She has conducted research on better care
in the medical office for families living with violence and examined the costs of
transforming medical practices and how to implement guidelines for chronic kidney



Management of Professional Boundaries in Rural Practice (with Kathleen D. Brooks, Diann S. Eley, and Rebekah Pratt), Academic Medicine (2012)

Purpose: Rural physicians wrestle with professional boundary issues routinely in everyday interactions, and their...



Injuries from Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence: Significance and Classification Systems (with Marilyn S. Sommers, Lillian S. Brunner, Kathleen M. Brown, Carole Buschur, Janine S. Everett, Jamison D. Fargo, Bonnie S. Fisher, and Christina Hinkle), Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine (2012)

While intimate partner violence (IPV) and sexual violence (SV) are highly associated with injury, the...



International Electives at the University of Minnesota Global Pediatric Residency Program: Opportunities for Education in All Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education Competencies (with Sophia Gladding, Cindy Howard, Ann Campagna, Tina Slusher, and Chandy Johns), Academic Pediatrics (2012)


Globally competent pediatricians are in demand because of the increasing numbers of...



Teaching and Learning Resilience: Building Adaptive Capacity for Rural Practice. A Report and Subsequent Analysis of a Workshop Conducted at the Rural Medical Educators Conference, Savannah, Georgia, May 18, 2010 (with Randall Longenecker and Joseph Florence), Journal of Rural Health (2012)

Purpose: Resilience, the capacity to endure and overcome hardship, has been suggested as a basic...



Factors Influencing Electronic Clinical Information Exchange in Small Medical Group Practices (with John E. Kralewski and Raymond Boyle), The Journal of Rural Health (2012)

Purpose: The purpose of this study was to identify the organizational factors that influence electronic...



Confessions of a Sin Eater: A Doctor's Reflections, Books (2012)

Dr. Therese Zink, teacher, clinician and researcher, explores the burden, mystery and privilege of doctoring....


Becoming a Doctor: Reflections by Minnesota Medical Students, Books (2012)

Caring for patients is a privilege. Learning how to assist and watch patients as they...


The Country Doctor Revisited: A Twenty-First Century Reader, Books (2010)

Over the past thirty years, rural health care in the United States has changed dramatically....


Year Book of Family Practice (with Majorie A. Bowman, Barbara S. Apgar, William W. Dexter, Richard A. Neill, and Joseph E. Scherger), Books (2007)

The Year Book of Family Practice brings you abstracts of articles carefully selected from more...


Contributions to Books

Outsiders in Navajo Land, Why We Ride: Women Writers on the Horses in Their Lives (2010)

Domestic Violence (with Robert Siegel), Child Maltreatment: A Clinical Guide and Photographic Reference Identifying Potential Child Abuse 3rd Edition (2005)

Herbal Medicine (with Jodi Chaffin), Manual of Family Practice (2002)

Partner Violence (with B. Tobias and M. Sandvig), Guide to the Family Medicine Clerkship (2001)

Conference Proceedings


Management of Professional Boundaries in Rural Primary Care (with Kathleen D. Brooks, Rebekah Pratt, and Diann S. Eley), International Consortium of Longitudinal Integrated Clerkships Conference (2011)


Incidence and Location of Genital Injury After Sexual Assault (with Marilyn S. Sommers, John C. Schafer, and Mischelle Hill), 6th World Conference: Injury Prevention Control (2002)

Of the estimated 6.8 million rapes and physical assaults that occur each year against U.S....



A Pilgrim's Journey, Tiferet: A Journal of Spiritual Literature (2011)

In Mexico City at the shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe, many worshipers crawl to...


Living and Dying Well, Twelve Breaths a Minute: End-of-Life Essays (2011)



Family Violence Quality Assessment Tool for Primary Care Offices, Strengthening Healthcare-based Domestic Violence Programs through Evaluation (2013)

Is 21st Century Rural Medicine for Me?, Family Medicine Midwest (2012)

Learning Objectives: 1: To expose participants interested in rural practice about the modern realities; 2:...



Primary Care Survival Skills in an Age of Reform (with Peter Harper, Nancy Arnston, and Jean Jansen), Many Faces of Community Health (2012)

The Triple Aim - improved outcomes/quality of care, improved patient experience, and reduced cost -...


Significant Event Reflection Exercise at the University of Minnesota Medical School (with Kenneth Olson and David Power), International Conference on Communication in Healthcare (2011)

During the third or fourth year of medical school, University of Minnesota medical students complete...


Health Information Exchange in Small Primary Care Practices (with Patricia Fontaine, Raymond Boyle, and John Kralewski), North American Primary Care Research Group (2010)

Context: The future of health care includes electronic health records (EHR) and Health Information Exchange...


Letter to the Editors


In Reply to Watts and Parker: Management of Professional Boundaries in Rural Practice (with Kathleen D. Brooks, Diann S. Eley, and Rebekah Pratt), Academic Medicine (2013)


Longitudinal Integrated Clerkships (with Kathleen D. Brooks and Gwen Wagstrom Halaas), Academic Medicine (2010)


Response to Dr. S. Lindsey Clarke, Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine (2007)