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 | 15 Sep 2018 |
tags: burial, death, respect for dead
Archaeologists are not the only ones asking the question

Xavier Symons | 8 Sep 2018 |
tags: blood transfusions, consent, jehovah's witness, religious liberty
A pregnant Jehovah's Witness teenager had refused the procedure

Xavier Symons | 8 Sep 2018 |
tags: diabetes, insulin, rationing, us
Diabetics are rationing insulin injections.

Xavier Symons | 8 Sep 2018 |
tags: ivf, professional misconduct, reproductive revolution, russia
Doctors at the Moscow clinic cooperated with the woman's request.

Xavier Symons | 2 Sep 2018 |
tags: ageism, rational suicide, suicide
Clinicians have different views.

Xavier Symons | 2 Sep 2018 |
tags: abortion, law, south korea
Doctors in the country are refusing to perform abortions.

Xavier Symons | 25 Aug 2018 |
tags: africa, ebola, medical ethics, professional ethics
Is there a duty to treat patients with Ebola?

Xavier Symons | 25 Aug 2018 |
tags: assisted dying, assisted suicide, assisted suicide safeguards, euthanasia, western australia
A government committee has recommended the introduction of euthanasia legislation.

Xavier Symons | 25 Aug 2018 |
tags: autonomous weapons systems, human dignity, military ethics, war
Robots don't get human dignity.

Xavier Symons | 25 Aug 2018 |
tags: crispr, european union, gene editing, japan, us
Switching off genes is different from adding them, say experts.

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.



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