DefinitionsLevine’s conservation model1 consists of four major principles. The principles are defined as follows:
• conservation of energy — balancing energy output and input to avoid excessive fatigue4
• conservation of structural integrity — maintaining or restoring the body structure by preventing physical breakdown and promoting healing5
• conservation of personal integrity — maintaining or restoring the patient’s sense of identity and self-worth5 and…acknowledging uniqueness4
• conservation of social integrity — fostering awareness that the patient…is a social being who interacts with others5 in their social environment. read more...