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 | 22 Sep 2019 |
tags: canada, catholic church, euthanasia, maid, nova scotia
A Catholic hospital in Nova Scotia has quietly changed its policy on euthanasia

Xavier Symons | 25 Aug 2019 |
tags: conscientious objection, daniel sulmasy, fiduciary duties, professional judgement
And how should we understand the idea of 'the patient's good'?

Xavier Symons | 24 Aug 2019 |
tags: commercial surrogacy, disability, surrogacy, ukraine
Children are being abandoned by their commissioning parents

Xavier Symons | 18 Aug 2019 |
tags: crispr, enhancement, gene editing, moral enhancement
AJOB explores the negative implications of altering the human genome.

Xavier Symons | 10 Aug 2019 |
tags: china, gene editing, he jiankui, research ethics
China plans to establish a national research ethics advisory committee.

Xavier Symons | 3 Aug 2019 |
tags: abortion, disability, new south wales, sex-selection
A new bill would allow abortion for any reason up to 22 weeks.

Xavier Symons | 28 Jul 2019 |
tags: brain stimulation, elon musk, neuroethics, neuroscience
The researchers want to start trials on humans next year

Xavier Symons | 20 Jul 2019 |
tags: abortion, communitarianism, daniel callahan, euthanasia, stem-cell research
Bioethics pioneer Daniel Callahan, co-founder of The Hastings Center, has died aged 88.

Xavier Symons | 9 Jun 2019 |
tags: euthanasia, euthanasia for children, euthanasia for psychological suffering, minors, vsed
While the story of a Dutch teen's assisted death wasn’t real, it could have been.

Xavier Symons | 2 Jun 2019 |
tags: anatomy, cadavers, cooperation in evil, nazi doctors
Some of the best human anatomical illustrations are from Nazi doctors.

Xavier Symons | 26 May 2019 |
tags: abortion, induced abortion, law, miscarriages, spontaneous abortion, us
Two pro-life medical ethicists have answered with a qualified "no".

Xavier Symons | 11 May 2019 |
Some are sceptical about the ethics and rigor of the novel research

Xavier Symons | 27 Apr 2019 |
tags: brain damage, brain death, futility, organ procurement
The study challenges beliefs about brain damage and brain death.

Xavier Symons | 27 Apr 2019 |
tags: eugenics, japan, law, sterilisation
The sterilisations took place under the auspices of the country's Eugenic Protection Law.

Xavier Symons | 7 Apr 2019 |
tags: euthanasia, law, spain
The video shows a man assisting his chronically ill wife to commit suicide.

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