Introduction: Metasynthesis is defined as the synthesis of qualitative research. Despite the growing interest in this approach in adult nursing literature, it is not clear how it has been used in paediatric nursing literature. Aims: To characterize the scientific production using metasynthesis in paediatric nursing literature. Methods: A scoping review was conducted across eight international databases and three Portuguese nursing web journals. Results: A total of 25 papers were included. First was published in 1998, most frequents phenomena were parenting and experiences of parents in several health contexts. Metasynthesis (n=10) and meta-meta-ethnography (n=8) were most frequent. Noblit and Hare (1988) framework was most cited and sample ranged from 3 to 47 original studies. Discussion: Metasynthesis research is providing evidence to nursing practice mostly in neonatal and intensive care regarding parenting. Conclusions: Metasynthesis is being use in paediatric nursing, but in specific contexts and phenomena. Other qualitative research should be analyzed toward metasynthesis.
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Nursing children and young people|
|Publication status||Published - 9 May 2016|
|Event||3rd PNAE Congress On Paediatric Nursing - Porto, Portugal|
Duration: 26 May 2016 → 27 May 2016