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 | 20 Jan 2018 |
tags: conscience, conscientious objection, health and human services, trump, us
HHS has announced a new division that will protect COs.

Xavier Symons | 20 Jan 2018 |
tags: abortion, law, neonatal care, science, us
Has science been a boon to the pro-life movement?

Xavier Symons | 20 Jan 2018 |
tags: fertility, fertility treatment, ireland, ivf, pgd
The Irish government will soon introduce detailed fertility treatment laws.

Xavier Symons | 25 Nov 2017 |
tags: contraceptive pill, contraceptives, suicide
A new study has found a positive association between the use of oral contraceptives and suicide attempts/suicide.

Xavier Symons | 25 Nov 2017 |
tags: clinical practice, professional conduct, professional ethics
New research shows an association between the handling of complaints and mental illness.

Xavier Symons | 24 Nov 2017 |
tags: catholicism, end of life, euthanasia, pope francis, withdrawal of treatment
Pope Francis has advised doctors to avoid "overzealous treatment".

Xavier Symons | 17 Nov 2017 |
tags: assisted suicide, suicide, switzerland
Assisted suicide came close to eclipsing suicide as a cause of death.

Xavier Symons | 17 Nov 2017 |
tags: assisted suicide, euthanasia, law, new south wales, victoria
A Vic politician was rushed to hospital after a 26-hour debate.

Xavier Symons | 11 Nov 2017 |
tags: regenerative medicine
Skin grown in a lab has been used to treat a boy with a life-threatening condition.

Xavier Symons | 11 Nov 2017 |
tags: commercialization, organ donation, organ market
Is the choice to sell organs a choice we want?

Xavier Symons | 11 Nov 2017 |
tags: artificial nutrition and hydration, best interests, law, uk, withdrawal of life support
A British High Court judge has ruled that an elderly woman in minimally conscious state should have artificial feeding withdrawn

Xavier Symons | 11 Nov 2017 |
tags: ai, japan, transhumanism
A chatbot programmed to be a seven-year-old boy has been granted residency in Tokyo, Japan.

Xavier Symons | 4 Nov 2017 |
tags: euthanasia, law, netherlands, regulation
Review committees struggle to judge if patients were eligible for PAS.

Xavier Symons | 4 Nov 2017 |
tags: ai, ethics of technology, robotics, saudi arabia, technology
The Middle-East nation garnered criticism after the announcement.

Xavier Symons | 4 Nov 2017 |
tags: australia, euthanasia, law, victoria
The Victorian upper house continues to debate the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill.

Xavier Symons | 4 Nov 2017 |
tags: euthanasia, law, palliative care, voluntary palliated starvation, vsed
VSED is ethically indistinguishable from assisted suicide, ethicists say.

Xavier Symons | 28 Oct 2017 |
tags: assisted dying, assisted suicide, australia, euthanasia, victoria, world medical association
The international medical community is closely watching the debate in Victoria.

Xavier Symons | 28 Oct 2017 |
tags: abortion, ectongenesis
Will ectogenesis allow us to overcome pro-choice/pro-life divisions?

Xavier Symons | 28 Oct 2017 |
tags: abortion, birth defects, ectogenesis, pregnancy
Researchers may have found a way to effectively treat spina bifida during pregnancy.

Xavier Symons | 28 Oct 2017 |
tags: abortion, disability, down syndrome, pope francis
The Pope says that people with disabilities face an “attitude of rejection”.

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