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Understanding and Addressing Sources of Anxiety Among Health Care Professionals During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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To understand sources of anxiety among health care professionals during the COVID-19 pandemic
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Article Information

Corresponding Author: Tait Shanafelt, MD, Stanford Medicine, Stanford School of Medicine, 500 Pasteur Dr, Stanford, CA 94305 (tshana@stanford.edu).

Published Online: April 7, 2020. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.5893

Conflict of Interest Disclosures: Dr Shanafelt reported being the co-inventor of Well-being Index instruments and the Participatory Management Leadership Index and receiving a portion of any royalties paid to Mayo Clinic, the copyright owner, for their use and receiving honoraria for giving presentations and advising health care organizations on the well-being of health care professionals. No other disclosures were reported.

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