The whole issue of increasing transplant organ supply via the implementation of uncontrolled Donation After Circulatory Death pathways raises legal, ethical and moral issues.
This creates a number of challenges at the intersection of health, health care, and policy which are context specific, i.e. are dependent on the specific legislation as well as standards for practice which already exist within a number of countries around the world.
This particular article is written for a professional audience within the United States and was posted online via Health Affairs. The one minor deficit of the article is the use of the outdated term cardiac death.