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 | 18 Aug 2018 |
tags: australia, euthanasia, law, slippery slope
Australia's senate has rejected a bill that would have allowed territories to legalise PAS.

Xavier Symons | 18 Aug 2018 |
tags: 23andme, commercialization, fda, genetic testing
Ethicists still have their reservations.

Xavier Symons | 18 Aug 2018 |
tags: australia, free speech, professional conduct, professional ethics
The Medical Board of Australia has proposed controversial changes to its Code of Conduct.

Xavier Symons | 11 Aug 2018 |
tags: assisted suicide, euthanasia, suicide, us
A new paper argues that PAD for psychiatric reasons may be indistinguishable from suicide.

Xavier Symons | 11 Aug 2018 |
tags: brain injuries, coma, minimal consciousness, pvs
Four in 10 people thought to be unconscious are actually aware.

Xavier Symons | 11 Aug 2018 |
tags: 14 day rule, embryo experimentation, embryo research
Two ethicists argue that we should jettison the 14 day limit on growing embryos in vitro.

Xavier Symons | 11 Aug 2018 |
tags: abortion, argentina, catholic church, law
The vote means the country will retain its tight restrictions on abortion.

Xavier Symons | 28 Jul 2018 |
tags: abortion, catholic church, catholic health care, conscientious objection, law, us
Recent contributions to the literature have been particularly strident.

Xavier Symons | 28 Jul 2018 |
tags: abortion, birth control, china, divorce, one child policy, pro-natalism
Authorities are now pro-natalist -- but Chinese society is not.

Xavier Symons | 21 Jul 2018 |
tags: embryo research, embryo screening, gene editing, procreative beneficence
Could we have an obligation to gene-edit embryos?

Xavier Symons | 21 Jul 2018 |
tags: assisted suicide, canada, disability rights, law, murder
65-year-old Robert Latimer wants his life-sentence to be revoked.

Xavier Symons | 21 Jul 2018 |
tags: gay parenting, gay rights, israel, surrogacy
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been criticised for failing to support reform.

Xavier Symons | 21 Jul 2018 |
tags: japan, murder, nurses
The nurse has confessed to killing at least 20 patients.

Xavier Symons | 21 Jul 2018 |
tags: medical negligence, plastic surgery, professional conduct
The doctor used acrylic glass for a buttock-enhancing operation.

Xavier Symons | 21 Jul 2018 |
tags: egalitarianism, inequality, organ transplantation, us
Current guidelines state that doctors should consider the “social support” of patients.



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