That comes to my mind whenever I am about to conduct an interview of a potential sex abuse survivor. At the beginning of every interview I start by just talking-I want to talk about the present before I start asking them to dig up bad memories of the past. I never want to be responsible for causing additional trauma. I was thinking about all the instances in our daily life we could practice that Mantra "first do no harm" and I concluded that it all comes down to respect and knowledge.
1 ) Treat the people you meet in your daily life with respect.
2) Do not not pretend to have knowledge in every area. Play to your strenghts only!
If you adopt these two simple rules in your daily interactions you will not cause another person harm.