Elizabeth Oliver is a doctor specialising in palliative medicine and general practice. Her essay ‘All These Little Deaths’ was shortlisted for the 2020 Calibre Essay Prize. She has written for ABC Religion and Ethics, Womankind, and The Medical Republic. Her article ‘What I Do for $37.05’ in the Sydney Morning Herald triggered a national debate on the defunding of health care in Australia. Her essential subject is the experience of the human body explored through disease, gender, and pilgrimage. She is currently working on an essay series on the nine catalysing events that bring us into contact with the health care system.