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 | 5 Apr 2020 |
Ethics is proving increasingly relevant to the coronavirus crisis.

Xavier Symons | 4 Apr 2020 |
tags: animal rights, china, coronavirus, pandemics, wet markets
Commentators say wet-markets are unethical and a danger to humanity.

Xavier Symons | 28 Mar 2020 |
tags: coronavirus, healthcare rationing, pandemics, resource allocation, vaccination
Above all, we should maximise benefits.

Xavier Symons | 28 Mar 2020 |
tags: coronavirus, isolation, pandemics, quarantine, us
A senior republican politician is ready to sacrifice himself.

Xavier Symons | 21 Mar 2020 |
tags: coronavirus, pandemics, prisons
Prison populations are at great risk from the outbreak.

Xavier Symons | 21 Mar 2020 |
tags: coronavirus, isolation, pandemics, quarantine
Staying at home can be ethically complicated.

Xavier Symons | 29 Feb 2020 |
tags: ai, clinical practice, healthcare, machine learning
Health analysts have mixed opinions.

Xavier Symons | 23 Feb 2020 |
tags: assisted dying, coercion, euthanasia, victoria
The number of deaths is higher than predicted.

Xavier Symons | 1 Feb 2020 |
tags: china, coronavirus, pandemics, transparency
Chinese authorities stand accused of a coronavirus cover-up.

Xavier Symons | 26 Jan 2020 |
tags: donor anonymity, donor-conceived children, law, sperm donation, sperm harvesting
A new JME article makes the case for harvesting sperm from dead donors.

Xavier Symons | 18 Jan 2020 |
tags: canada, euthanasia, institutional conscientious objection, maid
A small hospice in British Columbia may lose funding over its MAiD policy.

Xavier Symons | 10 Nov 2019 |
tags: informed consent, ivf, ivf consent, ivf finance
IVF experts have criticised fertility clinics for marketing expensive additional therapies

Xavier Symons | 10 Nov 2019 |
tags: abortion, conscience, conscientious objection, euthanasia, hippocratic oath
A leading ethics journal has published a feature issue on conscientious objection

Xavier Symons | 3 Nov 2019 |
tags: common morality, georgetown mantra, history of bioethics, principlism
The Principles of Biomedical Ethics is unrivaled in its influence.

Xavier Symons | 3 Nov 2019 |
tags: 14 day rule, ectogenesis, embryo experimentation
Two research teams in China have grown primate embryos in vitro for 20 days.

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