Noel Pendergast, BPEd RRT CRE MPH
Assistant professor, School of Health Sciences & IPE Coordinator Faculty of Health
Dalhousie University
Noel Pendergast is an Assistant Professor in Respiratory Therapy at the Dalhousie School of Health Sciences and the Interprofessional Education Coordinator for the Faculty of Health at Dalhousie University. Noel is involved in the planning, coordination, and implementation of large-scale IPE events as well as IPE simulations and mini courses. Noel is involved in various knowledge translation projects in IPE and IPC, including conference poster and oral presentations as well as various collaborative research projects.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

Simulation-based education (SBE) has been used to augment and/or partially substitute clinical learning as it provides a controlled setting with natural, realistic, and relevant practice experiences, without risk of injurious patient consequences. Interprofessional SBE (IP-SBE) provides a platform for students to learn about, from, and with one another to develop and practice interprofessional collaborative (IPC) competencies. However, socio-historical hierarchies that are predominant in healthcare cultures often emerge in simulation, negatively impacting interprofessional learning. Creating…
Effective interprofessional teamwork and collaboration are essential to optimize quality and safety of care provision and health outcomes. Evidence suggests even before entering professional programs, students form stereotypical impressions of professional groups, which can set them in opposition to one another. An educational escape room experience was created based on the authors’ research which showed students interested in health professional careers are often socialized to consider the contributions of one profession over others at an early stage of career consideration. This perpetuates…