Xavier Symons

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Xavier Symons | 29 Nov 2020 |
tags: christian bioethics, christianity, religion, secularism
"Yes", say three bioethicists.

Xavier Symons | 15 Aug 2020 |
tags: dementia, euthanasia, law, maid, public opinion
A biased picture of progressive illness may cloud people’s views on euthanasia.

Xavier Symons | 8 Aug 2020 |
tags: best interests of the child, nhs, parental rights, uk
Shocking footage has emerged of a father being forcibly removed from a UK ICU ward by police.

Xavier Symons | 28 Jun 2020 |
tags: covid-19, icu, moral distress, moral injury, pandemics
Medical assocations have warned of the moral stress that COVID-19 can place on clinicians.

Xavier Symons | 21 Jun 2020 |
tags: biobanks, confidentiality, law
A new paper in the JME explores the ethics behind the forensic use of biobanks.

Xavier Symons | 20 Jun 2020 |
tags: end of life care, euthanasia, law, voluntarily stopping eating and drinking, vsed
Ethicists are taking an interest in Voluntarily Stopping Eating and Drinking.

Xavier Symons | 7 Jun 2020 |
tags: academic misconduct, academic publishing, covid-19, retractions
The retractions have caused shockwaves in the global scientific community.

Xavier Symons | 31 May 2020 |
tags: covid-19, isolation, pandemics, rationing, utilitarianism
Three Oxford ethicists have defended utilitarian pandemic ethics.

Xavier Symons | 24 May 2020 |
tags: australia, euthanasia, politics, queensland
The government faces a tough election battle in October.

Xavier Symons | 16 May 2020 |
tags: autonomy, compulsory vaccination, covid-19, vaccination
A group Oxford ethicists say "yes".

Xavier Symons | 10 May 2020 |
tags: coronavirus, covid-19, pandemics, suicide
A new study warns of an epidemic of deaths of despair.

Xavier Symons | 25 Apr 2020 |
tags: consent, dementia, euthanasia, netherlands
Patients need not be competent to be euthanised.

Xavier Symons | 5 Apr 2020 |
tags:
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, 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 | 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.

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