My name is Norbert Steinkamp. I am a clinical bioethicist by profession and by passion; a teacher, lecturer, trainer, coach, author and photographer by passion and profession. I live and work in Nijmegen, a university town in the Dutch province of Gelderland, not far away from the Dutch-German border. Being German by origin, my life has been crossing borders for quite a while. For my work at the University Medical Centre Nijmegen (http://www.umcn.nl/) as well as the Erasmus Mundus Master of Bioethics (www.masterbioethics.org) I'm mostly in the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, Italy; sometimes in the USA and Ireland and recently also in Canada.
I'm the author, together with my colleague Bert Gordijn ( who's a professor at Dublin City University), of a much read and often used German workbook on Clinical Ethics in healthcare organizations (http://shop.wolterskluwer.de/wkd/shop/shop,1/ethik-in-klinik-und-pflegeeinrichtung,978-3-472-07685-8,luchterhand,8262/) as well as a number of articles in international journals and chapters in books in the Netherlands, Austria and Switzerland.
Next to my work, I try to undergo some development in photography, which I'm now integrating, together with lecturing and writing, into my set of professional skills. A study program at the Photo Academy Amsterdam (www.fotoacademie.nl), which I've been pursuing for a while now, is helping me lot to achieve this. Since my study leave at the University of Toronto Joint Centre of Bioethics (http://www.jointcentreforbioethics.ca/) last spring and summer, I'm also a member of Gallery 44 (http://www.gallery44.org/), an artist-run gallery for the advancement of contemporary Canadian photography in Toronto, Ontario.
In this blog I'm showing photographs and text revealing ideas, glimpses, piece of my worldview etc. I'm considering it a platform to experiment with before proceeding to develop my own website. Any sort of comment is very much appreciated, either here, at other places online (e.g. Facebook or via the email) or, my absolute favorite, f2f :-)