Summation of the finding of multiple qualitative studies with a focus on a particular evidence produces new interpretations of the qualitative research finding yet remains faithful to the philosophical, theoretical, or conceptual frameworks associated with the original research design (Kent & Overholt, 2008).
There is growing acceptance of the value of this type of study and its contribution to qualitative research. Qualitative research itself can make great contributions to improving health care though evidence based information. With the evolving nature of research at this time, meta-synthesis shows major generalisable reality which a single study cannot.
In contrast, grounded theory is done the opposite of the usual kind of research. Grounded theory starts with the problem, and in healthcare, this may likely be the method of use (Waldrop, & Kirkendall, 2009). An example might be that a particular ICU is having trouble with ventilator pneumonia. In grounded theory, that is the problem, increased numbers of ventilator pneumonia in the ICU. The next thing to do is to research what the evidence shows should be done to solve the problem.