Asian/Pacific Island Nursing Journal (APINJ) Editor-in-Chief: Hyochol (Brian) Ahn, PhD, MSN, MS-ECE, MS-CTS, APRN, ANP-BC, FAAN and guest editor Shu-Fen Wung, Ph.D., RN, ACNP-BC, FAAN welcome submissions to a special theme issue examining “Artificial Intelligence (AI) and ChatGPT in Asian and Pacific Islander (API) Health.”
Generative AI, like ChatGPT, can have many applications in health care and medicine, particularly in addressing the unique needs and challenges faced by API communities. Potential topics related to the use of generative AI in health care and nursing care specific to API health that we would consider for APINJ include:
- Developing culturally responsive virtual health assistants: Virtual health assistants powered by generative AI can help to address language barriers and cultural differences in health care communication with API patients. These assistants can be trained to recognize and respond to cultural cues and provide personalized care recommendations based on the patient’s cultural background.
- Predicting health outcomes for API patients: Generative AI can be used to analyze large amounts of health data to identify risk factors and predict health outcomes for API patients. For example, AI models could be trained to predict the likelihood of developing type 2 diabetes or hypertension in API populations based on genetic and lifestyle factors.
- Improving nursing care for API patients: Generative AI can help nurses to provide better care to API patients by providing real-time translation services and cultural context during patient interactions. AI-powered tools can also be used to monitor patients’ vital signs and alert nurses to potential health concerns.
- Enhancing precision medicine for API patients: Generative AI can be used to analyze genomic data from API patients to identify specific genetic variations that are more prevalent in certain API populations. This information can be used to develop more targeted treatments and medications that are tailored to the unique needs of API patients.
- Promoting mental health and wellness in API communities: Generative AI can be used to develop personalized mental health interventions and treatment plans for API patients. AI models can be trained to recognize cultural nuances and provide culturally sensitive care recommendations to help improve mental health outcomes in API communities.
These are just a few examples of how generative AI can be applied to health care and nursing care specific to API health. As AI technology continues to evolve, there will likely be many more opportunities to improve health care outcomes for API patients.
APINJ welcomes submissions from researchers and practitioners in medicine, health care, computer science, and related fields. We encourage submissions of original research, literature reviews, and viewpoints. Submissions must be original and unpublished. Preprints are highly encouraged to be submitted for peer-review.
The deadline for submissions is December 22, 2023. All accepted manuscripts will be published as part of the APINJ special theme issue on AI & ChatGPT in Asian & Pacific Islander (API) Health.
To learn more please visit: https://apinj.jmir.org/announcements/396
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