Shwu-Feng Tsay is the Director-General of Nursing and Health Care of Taiwan, and an Adjunct Associate Professor at China Medical University (Taiwan).
As the chief nursing and healthcare officer of Taiwan, she’s steered her nation’s nursing workforce toward greater significance and leadership in meeting the needs of a super‐aged society. The positions in her career span have allowed her to shape nursing practice and healthcare overall in communities and nationwide in Taiwan. With the mindset that nurses should be in the center of the world’s policymaking, she has successfully made preventive healthcare services for the elderly a national policy in Taiwan, completed the development of Taiwan’s new dementia policy guidelines, and established a network of Dementia Shared Care Centers. One of her strategies to address Taiwan’s nursing retention and shortage challenges is the design of a national nurse-led Home Care Agencies model. She’s developed an initiative that provides necessary training programs, financial startup subsidies, and a smart care platform to assist the nurse to have an alternative career development path. She received Outstanding Nursing Professional Contribution Award, and Model Public Officer Award multiple times, and has led her team in winning the Teams of Excellence Award of the Presidential Hackathon Competition.
Dr. Tsay received her BSN and MSN from National Taiwan University School of Nursing, her M.P.H. from Johns Hopkins University, and her PhD in Policy Analysis from the National Sun Yat-Sen University (in Taiwan).