Systematic review and synthesis of qualitative health research
The synthesis of findings from multiple qualitative studies can provide a range and depth of meanings, experiences, and perspectives of participants across health-care contexts. The methods for synthesising qualitative research are in the early stages of development. Synthesis of qualitative research involves: searching for qualitative studies, appraising the reporting of qualitative research, and synthesising the findings of primary qualitative research.
Synthesis of qualitative research are being conducted on a range of topics including: health care professional perspectives on wait listing and organ allocation, children and adolescent perspectives across the trajectory of chronic kidney disease, carer experiences in caring for people with chronic kidney disease, attitudes, beliefs and behaviours relating to medicine taking, and the experiences of living donors.