About Encompassing Care

Over the past 22 years, first as a nurse and then as a midwife I have recognized the importance of valuing, supporting and ‘being’ with midwives so they can ultimately provide the best care possible to the women and families they are working with.

 

Whither it is based on the partnership model that is established over minutes within the hospital context or months as a community midwife, it is critical midwives see themselves as the instrument of care.

 

I have worked in a variety of settings and roles, in hospital, private practice, education and counselling. I have also worked in different districts health boards and overseas,   I ‘see’ the importance of midwives. The impact they have on birth outcomes and overall quality of care. 

So, being with midwives and hearing their stories, I have develop a real heart to reach out and provide supervision for midwives. Why? Because supervision is midwives feeling their mana is being maintained, their hau ora is important and that they are able to practice partnership. Midwives want to provide quality midwifery care but at times systems, facilities, whakapapa and their hau ora impacts this. And when this happens they need a place to go, a place that is safe, a place they can reflect  to ‘bring to light’  what is impacting their ability to truly manaakitanga. This is why I have established a supervision business called Encompassing Care- Support through Supervision.

Julie George

PGCertHSc (Supervision), DipCouns, MA (Hons), CertTchg (Tertiary), RM, RN

Personal Attributes:

  • Always asking questions- seeking what is quality / best 

  • Bilingual English / Japanese (Born and spent 13 years in Japan)

  • Culturally astute / Safe

  • Spiritually aware 

  • Medically proficient with high clinical standards

  • Professional, with excellent knowledge base             

  • Motivated, determined, independent and organised 

  • Passionate, positive, reliable, relational and warm

  • Wife and mother to four children

  • Personal birth experiences in high risk pregnancies  

  • Understands the importance of balancing work, family and leisure 

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