Reality DOSE!

Dysfunction, Deviance, and Discipline
Reflections and Resources for Good Practice

Welcome to Reality DOSE!

Note 2024:
See the various resources that we have done over the years (articles, podcasts, webinars, etc.)
in the Global Integrity section of the Member Care Associates website.

This site focuses on equipping the international church-mission community and other sectors with materials on health and dysfunction. The main resource is a foundational article in 12 languages called: Wise as Doves and Innocent as Serpents? Doing Conflict Resolution Better. The article deals with dysfunction, discipline, and conflict resolution. It is written by Dr. Kelly O’Donnell, and was first published in January 2007 in the EMQ journal.

The "Reality DOSE" site gets its name from the above article  (DOves and SErpents). It refers to getting a good "dose of reality" so that colleagues across sectors and around the world can: a) better understand “relational reality”, b) strengthen “relational resiliency”, and c) promote good practice to develop and protect staff, volunteers, and organizations.                    

Note that a slightly expanded version of this article is here: Wise Doves and Innocent Serpents? Promoting Health and Confronting Dysfunction in the Mission Community Member Care in India: From Ministry Call to Home Call (2012).


Global Integrity Day, 9 June 2021: Moral Lives Matter. Wellbeing for All Persons/Peoples and the Planet. “We are pro-integrity and anti-corruption.”  2020 focus: Corruption and Racism. 2021 focus: Corruption and Poverty. #GlobalIntegrityDay. 2022 focus: Integrity and Corruption in the Health Sector

Moral lives matter: Global integrity for global citizens—Reflections and resources for the church-mission community. Poster for Globethics Conference : Building New Bridges Together—Strengthening Ethics in Higher Education after COVID-19.  Geneva, 17-25 June 2020.

Global Integrity. MCA website section (current)

Global Integrity Resource List. MCA (March 2020)

A Summons to a Global Integrity Movement.  Lausanne Global Analysis (March 2018)

Global Member Care Volume One: The Pearls and Perils of Good Practice (2011) Kelly O'Donnell. Part Two focuses on organizational health and dysfunction. It's four chapters expand the Doves-Serpents article. Foundational!

Giants, Foxes, Wolves, and Flies. This is an article dealing with adjustment challenges for workers in the church-mission community--things that can destroy, distract, distress, and disgrace us. Click the link above to access the article and tools such as the CHOPS Inventory--both are in several languages.

Into Integrity: Podcasts and blogposts about the NCI fraud, corruption, and integrity.

PETRA People Network: Resources and updates on integrity, corruption, and the NCI  fraud.

More Resources

Previously posted resources HERE.

Faith and Public Integrity Network

Lausanne-WEA Global Integrity and Anti-Corruption Network


International Anti-Corruption Day (9 December)

United Nations Global Compact: Initiative for businesses which includes 10 principles for human rights, labor, environment, and anti-corruption.

United Nations Convention Against Corruption (2003)

Member Care Associates 

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