The Transformative Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Mental Health in Latin American Health Sciences Education
The COVID-19 pandemic reshaped society, altering daily life, interpersonal relationships, and impacting various sectors like the economy, politics, education, and public health. Particularly, medical education faced significant changes due to the shift to technology-driven interactions.
#dei, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is becoming ubiquitous. What would this mean in the higher education classroom, especially with reference to those in the Global South?
There is a growing concern on the unaffordable open access fees for researchers located in low- and middle-income countries. These researchers are facing a serious challenge to publish their research, particularly, given the rapid expansion of open access journals that do not waive the publishing fees for these scientists in under-resourced settings. A new flexible waiving model is needed given the considerable limitations of the World Bank Classification.
The global COVID-19 pandemic has affected people’s mental health in different, and sometimes unexpected, ways.
• Van Bavel et al. expressed their faith in social and behavioural science. • IJzerman et al. questioned van Bavel et al. conclusions. • We discuss these two views by defending maturity of behavioural science. • We conclude that social science is largely beneficial in times of a crisis.