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A Case for Caution: Patient Use of Artificial Intelligence

Lisa Stewart

Wesley G. Patterson

Christopher Farrell

Janice S. Withycombe

artificial intelligence, cancer biomarkers, chatbot, patient education, ChatGPT
CJON 2024, 28(3), 252-256. DOI: 10.1188/24.CJON.252-256

Artificial intelligence use is increasing exponentially, including by patients in medical decision- making. Because of the limitations of chatbots and the possibility of receiving erroneous or incomplete information, patient education is a necessity. Nurses can advocate for patients by emphasizing the importance of conferring with oncology professionals before making decisions based solely on self-investigation using artificial intelligence.

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