Xavier Symons

Xavier Symons is a Masters student in philosophy at Sydney University and has a keen interest in bioethics. Aside from his studies he enjoys playing guitar and reading American literature. He has contributed to a number of online publications, in addition to his work with BioEdge.

Xavier Symons | 23 Apr 2016 |
tags: environmental ethics
Does environmental ethics form part of bioethics? If yes, then Chernobyl is of grave significance.

Xavier Symons | 23 Apr 2016 |
tags: organ procurement, organ trafficking
In the face of continuing economic hardship Iraqis have turned to the illegal organ trade.

Xavier Symons | 23 Apr 2016 |
tags: clinical ethics, IVF
Debate is intensifying among fertility specialists about the use of mosaic embryos in IVF.

Xavier Symons | 23 Apr 2016 |
tags:
Bioethicists have sounded a note of caution after a failed womb transplant in the US.

Xavier Symons | 16 Apr 2016 |
tags: clinical ethics, donor anonymity, US

Xavier Symons | 16 Apr 2016 |
tags: eugenics, genetic screening, preimplantation genetic diagnosis, public policy
Julian Savulescu believes the Australian government should subsidise preimplantation genetic diagnosis.

Xavier Symons | 16 Apr 2016 |
tags: Australia, clinical ethics, informed consent
A Perth hospital has obtained a court order to force chemotherapy on the child.

Xavier Symons | 9 Apr 2016 |
tags: bioethics, bioethics discourse, racism
A new edition of the American Journal of Bioethics considers the role that bioethics can play in addressing racism

Xavier Symons | 9 Apr 2016 |
tags: organ donation, organ transplantation, xenotransplantation
A team of researchers in the US have performed a series of remarkably successful interspecies organ transplants.

Xavier Symons | 9 Apr 2016 |
tags: Australia, donor anonymity, embryo donation, law
The State government New South Wales is considering tightening rules regulating embryo donation

Xavier Symons | 9 Apr 2016 |
tags: ethics, moral psychology, trust, utilitarianism
People who hold to moral absolutes in ethical dilemmas appear to be more trusted than those who engage in a cost/benefit analysis.

Xavier Symons | 2 Apr 2016 |
tags: abortion, politics, politics and bioethics, US
What do bioethicists think of Donald Trump?

Xavier Symons | 2 Apr 2016 |
tags: disability, discrimination, justice
Renewed interest in disability and philosophy has culminated in some spirited academic debate

Xavier Symons | 2 Apr 2016 |
tags: consent, informed consent, law, UK
Two UK doctors have called for a sweeping review of adolescent consent protocols.

Xavier Symons | 1 Apr 2016 |
tags: Catholic bioethics, Catholic Church, conscientious objection, human rights, religious liberty
a young Cambridge PhD candidate has reiterated his challenge the British medical establishment.

Xavier Symons | 19 Mar 2016 |
tags: Canada, euthanasia, law
A now-deceased Canadian assisted dying activist has admitted to breaking Canadian law and killing eight people seeking euthanasia.

Xavier Symons | 19 Mar 2016 |
tags: clinical ethics, clinical practice, do not resuscitate
Most US pediatricians believe DNAR orders are in some cases ethically permissible.

Xavier Symons | 19 Mar 2016 |
tags: Australia, donor anonymity, informed consent, law, Victoria
Ethicists and doctors have slammed recently passed legislation in the Australian state of Victoria that will revoke the anonymity of sperm donors.

Xavier Symons | 19 Mar 2016 |
tags: abortion, discrimination, libertarianism, Sweden
Why limit abortion rights to women?

Xavier Symons | 12 Mar 2016 |
tags: abortion, fetal tissue research, Planned Parenthood, US
The US Senate Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives met for the first time last week.

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